Search Tag: Statin Intolerance

Cardiology Management

Study: 'Googling' may trigger statin intolerance

2018 07 Jun

According to researchers, countries where patients using Google are more likely to find websites about statin side effects have greater levels of statin intolerance. The "nocebo effect" driven by online information may be contributing to statin intolerance, says a new study published in International Journal of Cardiology. For patients with... Read more

Cardiology Management

Practical hints on dealing with statin intolerance

2018 08 May

Statin intolerance is a worldwide problem concerning the inability to tolerate a dose of statin required to sufficiently reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk. However, it is worth emphasising that with the five-step approach (four-diagnostic steps + therapy), more than 90 percent of these patients might be treated with statins, according to an article published... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statin Intolerance is Real

2016 05 Apr

There is no doubt that statins have revolutionised cardiovascular care during the last two decades and have proven to be an effective and an inexpensive way to reduce LDL cholesterol. However, everyone cannot take statins and many complain of side effects including muscle pain, weakness and cramping. Many patients have to discontinue statins even... Read more