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How safe is the long-term use of statins?

For many people, statin medicines are an important part of promoting good heart health and should be continued long term. As with all medicines, however, there can be risks. The two most common risks of using statins are liver disease and muscle pain. If you have been on a statin for a long time and you don't have these problems or any other complaints, your statin is probably safe for long-term use. But if you have any concerns at all, it's best to talk to your doctor.

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