Most patients who stop taking a statin are not intolerant, suggests study

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2236 (Published 10 April 2013)
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  1. Lilian Anekwe
  1. 1BMJ Evidence Centre

Nine of 10 patients who stop taking a statin because of side effects were able to restart it or take a different drug from the group and stick with it for at least 12 months, a study has found.

Researchers from Beijing and Boston studied the medical records of 108 000 people treated at two hospitals in the United States to find out how often people stop taking statins …

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