If you’ve been taking cholesterol medications for at least three months and want a convenient way of getting a repeat supply, you can order statins online by completing our online questionnaire. Our doctor will check whether you can continue your treatment and approve appropriate treatment. You can also order home test kits to check if you need treatment, or to check if your treatment is working.
You can choose between a three or six month supply of your current statin. We prescribe all five types of statin including simvastatin, but we don't offer combination cholesterol lowering medications such as Inegy.
Using a home test works in the following steps:
In some cases, the doctor may need to ask for more information. They may contact you by phone, so make sure your telephone number is up to date in your online account.
|Simvastatin||3 month 10mg, 20mg or 40mg||£20.00|
|Simvastatin||6 month 10mg, 20mg or 40mg||£25.00|
|Lipitor®||3 months 10mg||£75.00|
|Crestor®||3 months 10mg||£80.00|
|Lipitor®||3 months 20mg||£120.00|
|Pravastatin||3 months 10mg, 20mg or 40mg||£20.00|
|Fluvastatin||3 months 20mg or 40mg||£25.00|
|Cholesterol Test Kit||1 test kit||£42.00|
Dispensing and standard delivery included.
Click & Collect: free (available for next-day collection in Superdrug Pharmacies)
Next Day Delivery: £3.99
We will send you the same medication that you already take, so you shouldn't experience any new side effects.
Healthy living including exercising, losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption can all help to reduce your cholesterol.
If you're not sure that your current medicines are working to your satisfaction, we would recommend you review what you take with your GP.
Statins are a type of medication that can be used to lower your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a fatty material that is mainly made in the liver. The body uses it for essential cell functions. There are two types of cholesterol known as good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). If you get too much bad cholesterol, it can build up on the walls of your arteries, like a type of hard plaque. For this reason, cholesterol is a primary cause of heart disease and stroke.
Statins come in different types. For example, atorvastatin and simvastatin are popular types. Rosuvastatin is another type that is used for people who have a history of high cholesterol in their family.
If you want to check whether you might need cholesterol treatment, or if your cholesterol levels are where they should be, you can order a home cholesterol test kit online.
Anyone over the age of 18 can order one. They involve take a small pin-prick blood sample and then sending that sample to our lab by post. Your results will then be sent to you in 2-3 days through your patient account and a Superdrug online doctor will provide advice on the next steps.
Atorvastatin is a type of statin. It reduces the liver’s production of cholesterol. It is produced without a brand name as a generic medicine. The patent (a type of intellectual property) for atorvastatin ran out in 2012, which means it is now very cheap to buy. Because atorvastatin is now so cheap, the NHS recommended that their GPs should switch their patients from other types of statin, such as simvastatin, to atorvastatin.
Lipitor is a branded version of the atorvastatin. In Lipitor and generic atorvastatin, the active ingredient is the same. Lipitor is just more expensive.