• Users Online: 162
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
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
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_35_19

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded264    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal