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Statin adverse effects a review of the literature and evidence for a

8/13/2014
01:25 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Statins adverse effects
Statin adverse effects a review of the literature and evidence for a

Golomb BA, Evans MA. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are a widely used class of drug, and like all medications, have potential for adverse effects (AEs).

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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are a widely used class of drug, and like all medications, have potential for adverse effects (AEs).

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Adverse Effects of Statins Should You Be Concerned?

6/12/2014
01:10 | Author: David Perry

Statins adverse effects
Adverse Effects of Statins Should You Be Concerned?

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) asked two authors to withdraw statements that appeared in separate articles about adverse effects of statins.

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The problem of determining specific and accurate percentages about side effects to statins lies in the definition of side effects.

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Adverse effects of statins The BMJ

4/11/2014
03:15 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Statins adverse effects
Adverse effects of statins The BMJ

In their conclusion and in a summary box they said that side effects of statins occur in 18-20% of people. This figure was repeated in another.

In their conclusion and in a summary box they said that side effects of statins occur in 18-20% of people. This figure was repeated in another article published in the same week in The BMJ by Aseem Malhotra. 2 The BMJ and the authors of both these articles have now been made aware that this figure is incorrect, and corrections have been published withdrawing these statements. The corrections explain that although the 18-20% figure was based on statements in the referenced observational study by Zhang and colleagues—which said that “the rate of reported statin-related events to statins was nearly 18%,” 3 The BMJ articles did not reflect necessary caveats and did not take sufficient account of the uncontrolled nature of Zhang and colleagues’ data.

Abramson and colleagues’ article was submitted and peer reviewed.

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Statins - side effects and problems - Saga

2/10/2014
05:40 | Author: David Perry

Statins adverse effects
Statins - side effects and problems - Saga

Saga looks at how the side effects of cholesterol lowering statins could outweigh the possible benefits.

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To date, no large trial of women statin users who already have cardiovascular disease has been shown to increase life expectancy by one day. More importantly, the use of statins in women at lower risk has not increased life expectancy nor prevented heart attacks and stroke.

I believe statins have substantial side effects which can significantly affect quality of life. Some studies suggest such problems may be much more common than is recognised.

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It raises the question whether women should be prescribed statins at all.

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Side effects of statin medication - Boots WebMD

10/19/2014
03:15 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Statins adverse effects
Side effects of statin medication - Boots WebMD

We look at the common side effects associated with statin drugs including myalgia and muscle pain.

Most people who take statins tolerate them very well. But some people experience statin side effects.

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Statins lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. At the same time, they lower triglycerides and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels.

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