What to Avoid When Taking Statin Medications | How to Reduce Risk of Statin Side Effects

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What to Avoid When Taking Statin Medications | Foods, Beverages and Medications that Increase Side Effects

Statin medications (ex. atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin) are used to lower/reduce cholesterol levels. However, statin medications can cause a variety of mild and/or severe side effects. Certain patient characteristics can increase the risk of side effects of statins including patient gender and age. Additionally, certain foods and beverages can increase the risk of statin side effects, and certain other medications can worsen and increase the risk of side effects as well.

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