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35 yr old f, I've been put on cavstat and am scared.

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Hi I am a 35 year old female. I have just been put on Cavstat, 10mg once per day as my cholesterol is high Total cholesterol 7.1, HDL 1.2, LDL 5.3 (Total cholesterol as of 11/11/13 was 7.8
I have read all this bad stuff on cavstat and am scared to go on it.
I did go to a heart specialist last year and was given the all clear in august 2013.
Would not going on the cavstat for another 3 months and trying to eat better and exercise more and give up smoking and if it still hasn't gone down then after the 3 months go on the cavstat be ok. or would it be too dangerous.
I am very scared about 1. having high cholesterol and 2. going on cavstat. Please help.

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replied August 5th, 2014
Cholesterol Answer A48654
Thank you for asking
It's not a good idea to stop lipid lowering agents. I would say Continue both diet and lifestyle and lipid lowering agents. Add niacin and resins to it. You will be fine. Don't be scared. Every drug has adverse effects and they are not reported in every in hindered or two is the average occurrence. Just chill up and do as directed.
I hope it helps. Visit our health centre for further guidance.
Take care

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