Why are some cholesterol medications taken at night?

June 29, 2011

Phil in Pharmacy

Phil, Pharmacy Manager

More cholesterol is made in your liver at night while sleeping. Most statin cholesterol medications are recommended to take at night for this reason and will work better if taken as directed. Cholesterol medications with niacin are taken at night so you will sleep through the flushing they can cause. For more information about your cholesterol medications, talk to your Harmons pharmacist.