Going out before dawn and entering the house in the early hours of the morning, busy day after day, the only thing that makes Xiao Wang happy every day is eating, and he really does not leave the meat. Only every time he gulps meat, does he feel that it makes sense for him to work hard in life.
During the employee physical examination last year, Xiao Wang found that many of his blood lipid indexes were abnormal.
Go to the hospital to see a doctor. Unexpectedly, on the day of his 30th birthday, Xiao Wang was diagnosed with hyperlipidemia. Since then, Xiao Wang has also joined the army of “medicine jars”.
The doctor prescribed statins, and repeatedly told Xiao Wang that he must take the medicine on time and review it regularly. At the beginning, Xiao Wang did take the medicine on time according to the doctor’s instructions, but after taking the medicine for a month, he found that his blood lipids were normal, so he stopped the medicine without permission.
After stopping the drug, he didn’t feel any discomfort in his body, so he didn’t take it seriously, and he didn’t go to the doctor for re-examination.
On weekdays, Xiao Wang works overtime until late, often eats barbecue and skewers, and can’t even walk 5,000 steps a day. One day, Xiao Wang was working overtime and suddenly felt severe heart pain, which did not relieve for 20 minutes, so he was rushed to the hospital by his colleague and was diagnosed with myocardial infarction by the doctor.
After the doctor learned about the condition and the medication, he told Xiao Wang: Never stop the medication without permission! Many people stop taking the drug without permission, which eventually leads to aggravation of vascular stenosis, myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction, and even death in severe cases. You are lucky, don’t make fun of your body!
After this “lesson”, Xiao Wang no longer dares to ignore safe medication!
Then, the blood lipids are normal, can I stop taking the medicine?
Don’t stop in these two situations!
If you stop the drug after your blood lipids are normal, but your cholesterol rises again after a few months, you can’t just stop the drug! It is necessary to take statins for a long time, especially for familial hypercholesterolemia caused by heredity.
If you have ischemic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, etc., you cannot stop the drug even if your blood lipids are normal. Once it is stopped, it will cause unstable plaque to rupture and form thrombus, which will accelerate the occurrence of myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction.
There are 4 situations in which statins need to be discontinued.
Allergies must be discontinued while taking statins.
If you simply lower blood lipids, after reviewing the normal blood lipids, you can control cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein to normal levels through a healthy lifestyle, and you can stop the drug.
During taking the medicine, it is necessary to review regularly. Once it is found that the increase of liver transaminase exceeds the normal value by more than 3 times, and the creatine kinase exceeds the normal value by more than 10 times, the drug should be stopped immediately.
Patients with high cholesterol, blood lipids and high low-density lipoprotein, if the indicators return to normal, they can try to stop the drug for 3 months and go for a review. If the cholesterol can be maintained at the same level through healthy lifestyle intervention within the normal range, the drug can be discontinued.
Specially remind everyone that long-term monitoring of side effects is required when taking statins to ensure safe medication! Do not stop the drug without permission or change the dose of the drug, causing irreversible damage.