Statins are medications for lowering cholesterol concentration in the blood. They do not affect the cholesterol itself – they do not destroy and do not remove from the body. The drugs interact with the liver, inhibiting the secretion of the enzyme, which is involved in the production of cholesterol.
The human body contains lipoproteins with different densities – low and high. It carries cholesterol from the liver to the tissues of the body and in the opposite direction. With the right metabolic processes, they are harmless to health. But “bad” cholesterol can be grouped and form plaques that lead to the emergence of severe pathologies.
In parallel, drugs split fatty tissues into separate fragments, fighting with hereditary prerequisites for increased cholesterol concentration. This property is inherent only in statins.
Drugs differ active substance. Otherwise, they are all similar. Statins of the last generation – preparations of the Rosuvastatin group; its name is identical to the name of the main acting agent, the benefits and harms of taking are individual for each patient.