23 May 2010

New statin side-effects brought to light

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have determined that some doses and types of statins are linked to the following adverse side-effects, liver problems, kidney failure, muscle weakness, and cataracts.

While they still feel that for many patients with a high risk of heart disease, that the benefits far outweigh this risk, they are just wanting doctors to be more careful when doing the risk-benefit analysis for each patient.

The last word of warning to patients is if they are experiencing side effects from taking statins to please talk to their doctor. The article is from May 20, 2010 BBC News 

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