Statins side effects: The sign on your mouth, eyes or genitals – 'contact your doctor'

Other less serious side effects include a blocked nose, sore throat and nose bleeds, says the site.

The NHS notes that side effects can vary between different statins, but common side effects also include a headache, dizziness, muscle pain and low blood platelet count.

The Yellow Card Scheme allows you to report suspected side effects from any type of medicine you’re taking.

It’s run by a medicines safety watchdog called the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).


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