Stopped Our Statins

Side Effects, Resources, General Info

If you are experiencing severe side effects from a statin drug or admitted to the hospital with statin side effects, below are things you may need to help you discuss your condition with your doctor.

1) Inform your doctor you are taking a statin (cholesterol lowering) drug

2) Have a current list of all your medications and supplements

3) Have a list of your side effects

4) Print the Drug Package Insert (DPI) for your statin drug (generic or brand name) from this link on Stopped Our Statins website:
Drug Package Inserts

5) Highlight YOUR side effects on the printed copy of the Drug Package Insert

6) Rhabdomyolysis is a serious, life threatening condition. It can strike suddenly, even if you've taken a statin drug for a long time. PRINT this document and be familiar with its contents.

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