Each statin is different and therefore each may have to be taken in a different way, at different times of the day and at a different dose.
Common side effects of statins include tenderness or pain around the eyes or cheekbones.
There are some less common side effects to statins too.
It is also possible to experience heartburn, stomach discomfort or indigestion after taking statins.
Sometimes statins, when mixed with other medications in the stomach, can exacerbate the side effects; these are known as interactions.
The leaflet that comes with each packet of statins will give you a list of interactions that you should be aware of.