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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina and Statins

Read more about Statins.

Overview

Statins are often prescribed to people diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD). These medicines may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Common statins include:

  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol)
  • Lovastatin (Mevacor)
  • Simvastatin (Zocor)
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol)
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Effect of Statins on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

Statins help to lower cholesterol levels and decrease inflammation.

Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects of statins include:

  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Liver damage

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