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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165-168

Adverse effects of statins – Myths and facts


Ashwin Clinic, Apollo Group of Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. D Prabhakar
Ashwin Clinic, Apollo Group of Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_35_19

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Treatment with statins for dyslipidemia is confronted by both patient and doctor and social media-related myths. The common myths and the relevant facts in light of the recent ACC/AHA guidelines on the management of blood cholesterol 2018 are interesting. Most common side effects listed with statins are statin-associated muscular symptoms, new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus, intracranial hemorrhage, and elevation of liver enzymes. The current article reviews the myths and the facts about the side effects associated with statins and how to tackle the side effects practically.


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