Drinking a small amount of alcohol while taking a statin is safe for most people. But always use caution if you choose to drink while taking any medicine. This includes drinking while taking statins.
Rarely, liver injury occurs in people taking a statin. Heavy drinking is also a common cause of liver damage. So, heavy drinking while you are on statins may raise your risk of liver problems.
If you do choose to drink, use caution and drink moderately. Moderate drinking is up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.
Tell your doctor if you drink more than two drinks a day before starting statins, and while you are taking them. You may need regular blood tests to keep an eye on your liver, especially if you are a heavy drinker. Sometimes your doctor will not give you statins if you are a heavy drinker.
Drink less – to your health!