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Natural Alternatives to Cholesterol Drugs

For several years people have been taking cholesterol drugs as a means to lower high cholesterol levels.

The most frequently prescribed class of cholesterol drugs are the statins, also known as lipid lowering medications. However they are known to have some quite serious side effects, such as causing liver function abnormalities.

Statins currently available on the US market include :Statins currently available on the U.S. market include, Lipitor (atorvastatin) made by Pfizer, Zocor (simvastatin) made by Merck, Pravachol (pravastatin) made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lescol (fluvastatin) made by Novartis, Mevacor (lovastatin) made by Merck, and Crestor (rosuvastatin) made by AstraZeneca.
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