A reader writes in asking why he has been prescribed statins
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I retired six months ago and my doctor prescribed me 40mg simvastatin tablets. My liver tests were normal and my cholesterol level was 5. When I asked why I needed statins, I was informed that as I was now in the 65-year age group it was the general opinion that I should take them.
I am a non-smoker, non-drinker and eat sensibly. I have slight tiredness and sometimes feel lethargic. How long should I expect to be on these statins?
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