Category: Statin Drugs

Do You Need a Statin?

Last year the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that a vastly larger group think about taking LDL-lowering statins. If you’re 40 to 75 and have diabetes, high cholesterol or blood pressure or smoke,...

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Statin Side Effects

Overall, statins appear safe but can cause side effects in up to 10 percent of users, even after long-term use.  Tell your doctor right away if you experience unexplained pain or fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, appetite...

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Statins Help With Diabetes

Borge G.Nordestgaard, MD, DMSc. Recent findings:   In addition to lowering risk for heart attack and stroke, statins lowered risk for diabetes complications. People with diabetes taking statins were 34% less likely to be...

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New Warnings on Statin Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration announced in February that two new side effects, an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and potential memorey problems, would be added to labels on statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs. They...

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