If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol by a doctor, then we are able to provide a repeat prescription for your regular medication.
High cholesterol is when you have an excess of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. Having high cholesterol has no symptoms but if left untreated can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease and strokes. The main causes of high cholesterol are eating lots of fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol but it can also run in families. Making lifestyle changes can therefore be very effective in reducing cholesterol, however, some people may need to take medication.
There are different types of cholesterol-lowering medication. It will be up to your doctor to decide which one is the most suited to you. The most commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering medicines are known as ‘Statins’.
Statins work by blocking the enzyme in your liver that helps produce cholesterol. This will lead to a reduction of your overall blood cholesterol levels. Examples of statins include atorvastatin, simvastatin, and rosuvastatin.
Most statins are taken every night as this is when the body produces the most cholesterol.