I can tell you, there are other statins, so talk to your doctor about which one may be right for you.”

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How are some statins different than others?

All statins have the same goal—in conjunction with a heart-healthy diet, to bring down high cholesterol (which can build up within your arteries and may result in a heart attack or stroke). However, not all statins are processed in the body the same way. This varies from person to person.

These are just some of the things to consider when determining which statin is best for you:

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Other medical conditions you have or may be at risk for

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Your medical history

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Medications or supplements you are taking

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Your age

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Your ethnicity

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Certain foods that are part of your daily diet