Drugs That Steal: "Statin Drugs"
The so-called "statin" drugs are the prescription of choice for people with high cholesterol. Statin drugs are generally safe and effective for a limited time, but patients should be monitored for possible adverse consequences of CoQ10 reductions during long-term use.
Drug Nutrient Depletions Health Problems HMG-CoA Reductate Inhibitors Coenzyme Q10 Congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, low energy
*Statin drugs include atorvastatin (Lipitor), cerivastatin (Baycol), lovastatin (Mevacor), fluvastatin (Lescol), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor).
Reprinted with permission from Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook (Lexi-Comp) by Ross Pelton, Ph.D., C.N.; James B. LaValle, N.D., C.N., D.H.M.; Ernest B. Hawkins; and Daniel L. Krinsky.