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How fast do statins work?

HustonWeHaveAProblem
HustonWeHaveAProblem

Hello,

I was wondering how quickly do statins start to work - lower cholesterol? Is 1 week after starting it, long enough for a blood test to show if it works?

Thank you

4 Replies
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Don't know how accurate this is but my doctor said I needed to wait at least a month to see any results.

In my case my GP asked me to wait for three months for blood tests.

I took a blood test at the local chemist after two weeks and the total cholesterol dropped to 2.8.

It was good I did not listen to the GP!!!, I stopped the statin, no more statin.

Now days the home test for cholesterol, blood glucose and uric acid three in one test device is available on line, I have one of this device to test cholesterol at home.

Human body needs cholesterol to function.

Take care.

DakCB-UK
DakCB-UK in reply to sandybrown

What is the make and model of your device, please? How would you review it?

sandybrown
sandybrown in reply to DakCB-UK

Kernel, M multi check.

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