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Statins is a class of drugs prescribed to lower blood cholesterol. Statins also are prescribed for preventing and treating atherosclerosis. Common side effects of statins are headache nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. Serious side effects can occur. Drug interactions, dosing, storage, and pregnancy safety should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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