Statins are the most common medication used to lower cholesterol. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. It also prevents other heart and blood vessel problems. According to experts, statins are the first medicine doctors should choose to treat high cholesterol. 

In fact, the #1 most prescribed medicine in the US in 2018 was atorvastatin. This is a statin. It was prescribed 114 million times that year. Studies show the use of statins is growing every year.

Statins -- the most common treatment for high cholesterol!

People Taking Cholesterol Medicine