Statins side effects: Signs in your face, throat and tongue – 'call your doctor'

The NHS says that there are five types of statin available on prescription in the UK. They include atorvastatin, fluvastatin pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin.

Simvastatin may cause side effects, and Medline Plus has outlined a number of common side effects.

It says that if you experience “swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs” you should call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help.

The same applies if you experience pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark coloured urine, and a number of other signs.

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