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Some people may experience sexual problems, such as loss of libido or erectile dysfunction.

Others may experience an itchy red rash, or acne, stomach pain, or flu-like symptoms.

Although this isn’t an exhaustive list of possible side effects from taking statins, “many people who take [them] experience no or very few side effects”, assured the NHS.

A review of scientific studies found that around one in every 50 people who take statins, for five years or more, go on to avoid a heart attack or stroke.



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