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T: Lipid-Lowering Agents
P: HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors "Statins"
Prevents synthesis of cholesterol by the liver.
Side Effect/Adverse Reaction
Liver toxicity, Gl disturbances, rhabdomyolysis.
Monitor for diarrhea and constipation, muscle pain and weakness; some may need to be given with evening meal to decrease Gl upset.
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