2 New Non-Statin Drugs Approved to Treat High Cholesterol: Are They Right for You

The following are some of the benefits of using a non-statin drug to lower your cholesterol:

1) No need for daily pills or injections.

Just take one pill every day, which will bring down your blood pressure naturally. You may even have no side effects at all!

2) You don’t need to worry about taking multiple medications, because you only need one drug.

Your doctor will prescribe it for you if necessary.

3) You don’t need to wait for weeks or months before seeing results.

By taking just one drug, you’ll see immediate results.

4) There’s no risk of side effects like heart attack, stroke, liver damage or death from the drug.

5) It doesn’t affect your ability to work out or do other physical activities like swimming or jogging.

You won’t feel tired either after working out.

6) You can continue to enjoy sports and other physical activities without any problems.

7) You can still eat foods that contain saturated fat.

(like butter, cream cheese, lard and bacon). These foods will not cause weight gain or increase your risk of developing diabetes.

8) No routine blood tests or other medical procedures.

9) You won’t need to make any big changes in your diet or exercise routine.

10) It’s safe for both men and women.

Common questions:

1)

How long until I see any results?

Most people start seeing improvements in their health just a few weeks, but it could take up to 3 months for more serious conditions like coronary artery disease.

2)

If I take this drug, will I no longer need to worry about taking any other medications?

You may still need to take a baby aspirin or something for your heartburn from time to time. But you should be able to stop taking prescription drugs for your high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and others.

3)

Is this drug safe for older people?

Yes, despite what you may have heard, this drug is safe for people of all ages. It has been shown to effectively lower blood pressure in people over 60, even if they have hypertension (high blood pressure).

4)

What is the dosage?

Depending on your condition, your medical professional will decide the right dosage that’s just right for you. For most people, it’s a matter of one simple tablet per day. You can also take the tablet before going to bed so you won’t experience any night time symptoms like night sweats.

5)

Will this drug interact with other prescription or over the counter drugs I may be taking?

You should always check with your medical professional before you start taking a new medication of any kind. Even over the counter drugs can interact in a way that’s not good for you.

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