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Lipostat Side Effects

All medications cause side effects, including statins like Lipostat, which are some of the most widely used medications. It's mainly recommended to people who have high cholesterol or who need to lower their cholesterol after they've experienced cardiovascular problems.

When Lipostat is prescribed, it'll likely be for long term daily use. Most people that use Lipostat do so without experiencing any side effects, as they tend to be more of an exception than the rule. Side effects are classed as uncommon, rare and those effects that are known to occur, although their frequency isn't known.


As with most medication side effects can occur. Although uncommon, with one in every 1000 people getting them, headaches and feelings of dizziness are potential side effects of this medication.


Abdominal upset may be experienced when taking this medication. Symptoms may include nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, vomitting and indigestion. The severity of these symptoms may decrease as your body gets used to the medication.


Skin rashes, itching, an eruption of pimples and hair loss although rare, may occur from use of this medication.


Some pain the muscles or joints may occur which include, muscle or joint pain, tenderness, weakness or cramps.

Lipostat side effects

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Uncommon side effects

Uncommon side effects are classed as such because they occur in more than one out of every 1000 people. These effects tend to be more bothersome than dangerous, but if you experience anything that you find worrying, you should seek medical help.

Side effects Uncommon Rare Frequency unknown
Tiredness and/or sleep disturbances
Indigestion, nausea, stomach pain and/or diarrhoea
Skin rashes and/or hair loss
Bladder problems and/or sexual difficulties  
Muscle and joint pain  
Numbness or burning sensation when touching things, which could indicate nerve damage  
Inflammation of the liver  
Increase of liver enzymes in the blood    
Memory loss    
Breathing problems, shortness of breath or fever    

Rare side effects

These effects have only been seen in fewer than one in every 10,000 patients, however they are also more likely to be serious in nature and you may require medical help as a result.

Other side effects

Depression, breathing difficulties and memory loss have been documented in people using this medication, but these have been so sporadic that a clear indication of the frequency could not be estimated. If you notice any of these effects, you should speak to your doctor about reviewing your treatment.

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