Can statins be too effective?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Owen Lowe, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Owen Lowe

    Owen Lowe Guest

    Hey all - Have been on Lovastatin for upwards of 6 months and would
    really like to go off it. Have a stress echo in August and will see how
    convincing the doc is then.

    Had a thought tho - Can statin drugs be so effective as to cause the
    liver to go into overtime production just to keep cholesterol levels up
    to a certain minimum? The end result being that the body is fighting the
    drug and stressing the liver?
     
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  2. Owen Lowe wrote:

    > Hey all - Have been on Lovastatin for upwards of 6 months and would
    > really like to go off it. Have a stress echo in August and will see how
    > convincing the doc is then.
    >
    > Had a thought tho - Can statin drugs be so effective as to cause the
    > liver to go into overtime production just to keep cholesterol levels up
    > to a certain minimum? The end result being that the body is fighting the
    > drug and stressing the liver?


    No.

    --
    Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
    Board-Certified Cardiologist
    http://www.heartmdphd.com/
     
  3. Owen Lowe

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