Statins: Controlling Cholesterol– Overview of statins including their mechanisms of action, indications, dosing decisions, side effects, risks in mixing with protease inhibitors, and debate about universal use after age 50.
Describe the function of cholesterol in the body and explain what happens when cholesterol levels rise above normal levels.
Discuss the mechanism by which statins regulate cholesterol levels.
List the medical indications for prescribing statins.
Address dosing decisions for statins along with precautions.
Discuss the side effects of statins, identify the risks in mixing statins with protease inhibitors, and debate whether statins should be given to everyone over age 50.
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