Hi there ~ Although the statin group of medications are the most effective to bring down lipid levels, there are other ways to bring the cholesterol levels under control without the side effects of the statin drugs, i.e. elevated liver enzymes. I assume that you have been educated about alternatives. Dietary modifications and a different class of medication for hypercholesterolemia are the alternatives. I hope you bring this up with your doctor. Take care and have a lovely day!