Statins side effects: Three warning signs of ‘life-threatening’ rhabdomyolysis
STATINS effectively lower cholesterol and protect against heart attack and stroke. However, there is a chance that the medication can cause 'life-threatening' rhabdomyolysis. Here are the details. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do statins make you gain weight? All eight side effects of cholesterol drug explained
STATINS side effects can include headaches, dizziness and muscle pain. But can the cholesterol medication also caused weight gain? These are all eight of the most common statins side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The seven gastrointestinal symptoms that can be caused by the drug
STATINS side effects are important factors a person needs to be aware of as they can be few and far between and could often be mistaken for something else. What are the seven gastrointestinal symptoms caused by the drug you need to know about? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Three types of fruit to avoid if you’re taking statins
STATINS help to erect a barrier against heart disease by lowering high cholesterol levels. However, consuming three types of fruit may render the drugs ineffective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Unusual mouth changes? Drug use may heighten these mouth symptoms
STATINS side effects have been known to affect many different body parts. If noticing any unusual symptoms in your mouth it could be due to the drug. What to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin-induced muscle pain may increase these three side effects in your feet and legs
STATINS side effects: One of the biggest side effects caused by the cholesterol-lowering drug includes these three sensations in the legs or feet. What to look out for and how to treat these side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug use may increase your risk of myopathy – what is it?
STATINS side effects can include a whole host of symptoms. Experiencing problems with your muscles including a condition known as myopathy may be caused by taking the drug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Statin use may increase your risk of four health conditions - BMJ
STATINS are a lifeline for people with high cholesterol levels but they can have unintended adverse effects. According to research, statin use can increase your risk of four serious health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pravastatin cost effective for preventing atherosclerotic CVD in people with HIV
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four skin reactions linked to statin use - 'ulcerations, hives'
STATINS can be life-saving because the medications thwart the mechanisms that contribute to heart disease. The drugs can cause nasty side effects, however. Some of the most overlooked side effects are skin reactions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health 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: Drug can cause sleep disturbances including insomnia and nightmares
STATINS side effects: Some statins can penetrate cell membranes easier and make their way across the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from chemicals in the blood. This in turn can affect one's sleep causing either insomnia or nightmares. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Mixing alcohol and statins can increase risk of muscle problems
STATINS - what could happen if you mix this cholesterol-lowering drug with alcohol? To what extent does this damage your health, and is there a certain quantity that is OK? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 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

Statins: New NHS trial tests cholesterol-lowering drugs on Covid patients
STATINS reduce illness and mortality from those at risk of cardiovascular disease. Now medical professionals are intrigued whether the cholesterol-lowering drug will benefit patients suffering from long Covid - and so a three-year trial is set to begin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug use could increase blood sugars increasing risk of diabetes
STATINS side effects: Taking one of the most prescribed drugs in the world shouldn't promote complacency. In fact, statin use has shown many different side effects throughout the body including raising blood sugar levels. By having higher blood sugar levels, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS doctors to give Covid patients statins and blood pressure drugs
NHS medics will test the two drugs on 2,600 'long Covid' patients over the next three years. Around one in ten Covid patients discharged die, and three in ten are readmitted following complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: I stopped taking statins due to droopy eyes. When will they get better?
DR ELLIE CANNON: Statins are medications that reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood, and they've been proven to prevent heart attacks and strokes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Muscle ache, weakness & dark coloured urine could be rhabdomyolysis
STATINS side effects: Statins use can affect the body in a number of ways. Experiencing any of these three symptoms could indicate rhabdomyolysis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ApoB May Better Predict Mortality Risk in Statin-Treated Patients ApoB May Better Predict Mortality Risk in Statin-Treated Patients
In the study, measures of apoB and non-HDL cholesterol, but not LDL cholesterol, were associated with increased residual mortality and MI risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Pale poo is a worrying warning sign - what it could mean
STATINS benefits outweigh the risks but they can occasionally cause adverse reactions. A serious but rare side effect of the main types of statin is pale poo. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Better COVID - 19 Survival
Findings show 53 percent increased survival among patients using statins before hospitalization (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Better COVID-19 Survival
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- Prehospitalization statin use is associated with lower inpatient mortality among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to research published online Feb. 26 in Nature Communications. Aakriti Gupta, M.D., from New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The cholesterol-lowering drug may kill cancer cells, research finds
STATINS are prescribed to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; the widely used medication could be providing more protection than originally thought. New research suggest it could kill cancer cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Researchers discover it has the potential to kill cancer cells
STATINS are prescribed to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; the widely used medication could be providing more protection than originally thought. New research suggest it could kill cancer cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The health condition has been linked to motor neurone disease
HIGH cholesterol may increase the likelihood of motor neurone disease - an incurable condition. Who is most at risk of developing the life-changing illness? And could statins protect against the malady? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASA: ​Adding Icosapent Ethyl to Statin Further Cuts Stroke Risk​
FRIDAY, March 12, 2021 -- Icosapent ethyl (IPE) can further reduce the risk for stroke for statin-treated patients with elevated triglycerides and the risk or evidence of atherosclerosis, according to a study presented at the American Stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Has yours walking changed? How the drug can affect your mobility
STATINS side effects can affect many different body parts. It is well known the drug causes muscle pain but does that in turn affect a person's walking? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: When is the best time to take statins?
STATINS are a regular inhabitant of older people's medicine cabinets as a useful tool against cardiovascular issues. When is the best time to take statins? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 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

Statins side effects: Why binge drinking can be dangerous
STATINS side effects: Over drinking can have many health dangers and in particular when taking statins. both the medication and alcohol affect the liver, major damage may ensue. What are the dangers of over drinking while taking statins and how much alcohol should a person drink to reduce their risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Do statins cause weight gain? Yes, but indirectly, says study
STATINS are a crucial medication for millions of people struggling with high cholesterol levels. It's important to note that the cholesterol-lowering meds can cause side effects, which include weight gain. Evidence suggests the link to weight gain is indirect, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can statins save you from Covid as well as heart disease? 
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Thirty-five years on and statins are now one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, with around eight million people, including me, taking them daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four skin changes to watch out for - ‘scaly, oozing, encrusted'
STATINS are a lifeline for people with high cholesterol levels but they can cause side effects. A number of side effects can show up on your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: 'Burning or tingling pain' caused by peripheral neuropathy may occur
STATINS side effects: The popular drug is one of the most prescribed around the world. Despite this fact, it's still imperative a person is aware of all the possible side effects it could create, especially if it has the potential to cause permanent damage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Taste changes are a telltale side effect of taking statins
STATINS are a powerful weapon in the fight against high cholesterol levels - a precursor to heart disease. The cholesterol drug can cause a number of side effects, such as altered taste. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Debunks Notion That Statin Meds Trigger Muscle Aches
Title: Study Debunks Notion That Statin Meds Trigger Muscle AchesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study Debunks Notion That Statin Meds Trigger Muscle Aches
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Study Debunks Notion That Statin Meds Trigger Muscle Aches
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- People taking statin drugs often complain of muscle aches, but a new study finds the medications are unlikely to be the culprit. The results come from a trial involving patients who had quit taking their statins, or were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Could side effects be caused by the nocebo effect? Studies weighs in
STATINS side effects: Studies have delved into the cause of side effects pertaining to statin use. Interestingly, it has been found it could do more with a person's mental state rather than physical symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: People may develop low blood platelet count - how to spot
STATINS are effective life-saving drugs that drastically reduce bad cholesterol levels within the body. They're administered to those at risk of ill health from cardiovascular disease. However, side effects could occur. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The most common side effect of taking statins is myalgia
STATINS can be an essential weapon in the fight against high cholesterol levels - a precursor to heart disease. There are pros and cons to taking statins and the latter comes in the forms of side effects. According to research, myalgia is the most common side effect. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin use associated with increased survival in severe COVID-19
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) People who took statins to lower cholesterol were about 50% less likely to die if hospitalized for COVID-19, a retrospective study by Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to Convince Patients Muscle Pain Isn't a Statin Achilles Heel How to Convince Patients Muscle Pain Isn't a Statin Achilles Heel
The strategy seemed to work in this trial: two-thirds of patients who previously rejected statins, perceiving them as the cause of muscle pain, decided they would go on them again,'which was quite amazing. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Perceptions of Patients With Nonadherence to Statins Perceptions of Patients With Nonadherence to Statins
This study investigated attitudes and beliefs of patients who chose not to fill their statin prescription.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins do not cause muscle aches and pains, study finds
UK researchers seek to dispel concerns over pills prescribed for those at higher risk of heart attack and strokesStatins are generally not the cause of the muscle aches and pains that stop some people taking the pills prescribed to protect them against serious heart problems, according to a novel study that hopes to dispel some of the concerns.Two million people in the UK who are at higher risk of heart attack and strokes are eligible for statins, but many people refuse them or have stopped taking them because of sometimes alarming and widespread reports of muscle pain. But the study funded by the National Institute of Hea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Statins Medical research Health Ageing UK news Heart attack Stroke Heart disease Science Society Source Type: news

Statins side effects: High doses of the drug could affect a person’s sense of taste
STATINS side effects: Millions of people around the world have been prescribed statins. The drug is said to be extremely effective in helping to treat cardiovascular and cholesterol issues however, as with most things, there are side effects which should be noted including a change in your sense of taste. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced for Patients With T2DM
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have a reduced risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may be due to statin use, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in Rheumatology. Dawit T. Zemedikun, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin Overused, Statins Underused for CVD Prevention in Seniors
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2021 -- For older adults, aspirin seems to be overused and statins underused for cardiovascular event prevention, according to a study published online Feb. 17 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Taeho Greg Rhee,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Three ways taking statins can affect your eyes - ‘eyelid-droop’
STATINS are a crucial defence against the dangers of high cholesterol but can present side effects. Research has identified three eye changes linked to statin intake. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news