On April 8th I post on this blog an article called The Cholesterol In Your Diet Might Be Causing Your Prostate Cancer To Spread (http://advancedprostatecancer.net/?p=5156). Since I published this I have received some feedback, which has included people asking if they should take statins to control their cholesterol levels. Statin drugs do help control cholesterol levels and might be a good alternative for some people, but all drugs come with side effects that need to be factored into the decision to take them.
Statins are often thought of as being a drug without any side effects. Although many people to take them without a major consequence they are not without potential consequences and side effects. Before taking any medication, including any statin, you should be aware of the potential side effects they can have.
The side effects can include:
Flushing of the skin
Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
Nausea and or vomiting
Abdominal cramping or pain
Bloating or gas