Statins side effects: Interstitial lung disease among 'serious side effects' - the signs
STATINS are a group of medicines that can lower "bad cholesterol" in the blood. Like all medications, statins can also cause side effects in some cases. One of the more "serious side effects" of atorvastatin includes interstitial lung disease. Here's how to spot it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins don't just lower cholesterol! Study finds cheap pills may also help treat ulcerative colitis
Stanford University researchers have found that atrorvastatin - sold under the name Lipitor for just 54p a pill - slashes the risk of being hospitalised with the painful condition by half. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Three signs you should not ignore – it could be 'life-threatening'
STATINS inhibit an enzyme involved in cholesterol synthesis, especially in the liver, thereby reducing cholesterol levels. High cholesterol can lead to deadly consequences, but so can a side effect of atorvastatin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put People Before Profits for Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 18 2021 (IPS) Millions of people are expected to die due to delayed and unaffordable access to COVID-19 tests, treatment, personal protective equipment and vaccines. Urgent cooperation is desperately needed to save lives and livelihoods for all. Vaccine apartheid Thus far, rich countries have bought up most available vaccine supplies. By mid-April, rich countries had received more than 87 percent of the more than 700 million vaccine doses dispensed worldwide, while poor countries had received only 0.2 percent. Jomo Kwame SundaramA quarter of the former’s population had...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Atorvastatin: A Potential Treatment in COVID-19? Atorvastatin: A Potential Treatment in COVID-19?
Results of a randomized trial show no effect for severe COVID-19 patients in ICU, but there was a hint of benefit in the subgroup treated within 7 days of symptom onset in the INSPIRATION-S study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

HElping Alleviate the Longer-term consequences of COVID-19 (HEAL-COVID): national platform trial, HEAL-COVID
This study, which will enrol patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 who are about to be discharged, will investigate whether apixaban (for 2 weeks) or atorvastatin (for 12 months) could prevent or reduce long-term outcomes for patients with Covid-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The eight most common side effects, which includes nosebleeds
STATINS bolster the body's defences against heart disease but they can cause a spate of unsettling side effects. According to Lloyds Pharmacy, there are eight common side effects associated with taking atorvastatin - a main type of statin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Effect of Low-Dose Atorvastatin Found for Muscle Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 -- For individuals who reported muscle symptoms when taking statins, atorvastatin has no effect on muscle symptoms compared with placebo, according to research published online Feb. 24 in The BMJ. Emily Herrett, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis
A new analysis of the SPARCL trial has shown that the total number of vascular events prevented with atorvastatin was more than twice the number of first events prevented.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Non-Statin Drug That Lowers Cholesterol
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can’t tolerate — or don’t get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Esperion Therapeutics Inc.’s Nexletol for people genetically predisposed to have sky-high cholesterol and people who have heart disease and need to further lower their bad cholesterol. The daily pill is to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and the highest statin dose patients can handle, the FDA said. High LDL, or bad choles...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Cholesterol Statins Source Type: news

FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way
U.S. regulators have approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who don't get enough help from widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Niti CEO to find ways to reduce drug import dependence on China
The list has been compiled by the drug regulatory authority and contains antibiotics like azithromycin, amoxicillin, ofloxacin, metronidazole, vitamins such as B12, B1, B6 and E, female hormone progesterone and anticardiac arrest drug atorvastatin, among others. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?
THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of Lipitor? An overview
Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering statin that has a low risk of side effects. Learn about its side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news