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Statin tablets

Statin tablets

C022/8769

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Statin tablets. Tablets of the cholesterol-lowering drugs Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin. Statins are used to lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad' cholesterol) in the bloodstream. High levels of LDL cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia) are a major cause of heart disease and strokes. Statins work by blocking the effects of the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which normally causes the body to produce LDL cholesterol from foods.

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