Managing Your Overall Health
Managing your cholesterol with statins is only one part of looking after your heart and overall wellness. It’s really important to understand that unlike a traditional doctor’s office we don’t provide the full range of care you need. Lemonaid provides one small piece of the care you need. It’s important to complement Lemonaid with visiting a traditional doctor’s office when you need to.
If you use Lemonaid to help manage your high cholesterol, we’ll give you guidance on other aspects of your health that you need to manage.
We Only Prescribe Statins
Just like a doctor’s office, we only prescribe statins when it’s safe and appropriate to do so based on widely-recognized national guidelines. We don’t currently prescribe other classes of medicines that can also lower your cholesterol. You’ll need to see a doctor or nurse practitioner in person if you want treatment with one of these alternative medicines.
Risks of Taking Statins
Statins are generally safe but can cause rare and serious side effects including but not limited to profound muscle pain and weakness, severe allergic reaction, kidney failure, disability, and death. These risks can be increased if you take other prescription medicines, so be sure to tell us all the other medicines you’re taking.
Before taking any medicine we prescribe, always read the treatment plan we send you and the package insert that comes with your medicine for a full list of side effects and warnings.