Cholesterol Tablets (Statins)

Test your cholesterol or order a repeat prescription of your statins with our easy to use and fast online service.

Prices from £18.00

To order a treatment, fill in a brief medical questionnaire. A doctor will review your order and prescribe treatment if it’s right for you. For test kits, you can just place an order. Once you’ve sent your sample to our UK-accredited partner laboratory, results and advice from our doctors will be ready in 2 to 3 days. How to Order

If you need a repeat prescription of your cholesterol tablets or you want to test your current cholesterol levels, our doctors will help you via our discreet and quick online service.

There is more information on high cholesterol, what causes it, and how to treat it on this page. If you have further questions, you can message one of our doctors for free via your online account.

Why choose us?

  1. A doctor reviews your current prescription to make sure it is safe to continue the treatment
  2. Our packages are discreet and you do not need to leave your home
  3. Collect your treatment from your local Asda pharmacy or have it delivered to your door
  4. You can message our doctors for advice via your online account at any time

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Cholesterol lowering medication

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What causes high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance made by the liver. We need it to help our cells to work properly and our body to produce Vitamin D, hormones, and bile. But, a form of cholesterol known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) can be harmful if you have too much of it in your blood. It can block your blood vessels and make you more likely to have heart problems or a stroke. This type of cholesterol is known as ‘bad’ cholesterol.

High cholesterol refers to having high levels of bad cholesterol. This is often caused by eating fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking, and drinking alcohol. It can also run in families. Studies estimate that up to 6 in 10 adults in the UK have high cholesterol, with many people unaware that they have it.

High cholesterol risk factors

There are a number of factors that increase your chance of having high cholesterol.

Your lifestyle: if you smoke or drink too much, have too much saturated fat in your diet, or do not take enough exercise.

Your genes: if you inherit a condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Your health: if you are overweight, have type 2 diabetes, have an underactive thyroid, liver or kidney disease, or are taking certain medications.

Your age, gender, and family background: if you are older, male, from a South Asian background, or have a family history of high cholesterol.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 01 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 01 Sep 2021

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