Statin Drugs and Statins
Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and lower plasma cholesterol by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis. Results can typically be seen in 6 days and maximum effect in 4-6 weeks.
Statins are currently the most potent cholesterol lowering agents. They can lower "bad cholesterol" or LDL.
The guidelines suggest that patients generally try a cholesterol lowering diet before taking statins.
Return from statin drugs to generic drug list