Most people with kidney disease can take statins. In fact, statins are recommended for most people with chronic kidney disease. This is because people with kidney disease are at an increased risk of heart disease. Statins help lower cholesterol levels. This can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Some people with kidney disease may not benefit from using statins. This includes people on dialysis with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. However, they may continue to benefit from statins if they were already taking them before dialysis.

If you have kidney disease, talk to your doctor about taking statins. They can help decide if a statin is right for you.


Be kind to your kidneys with statins!