Weighing the Risks of Statins to Lower Cholesterol
Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol are among the most effective drugs, but also carry some of the most serious side effects. In an effort to compare the number of cases of reported side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted its own research. While the goal of reducing harmful cholesterol is the primary objective, it is the role of FDA to ensure this is done safely.
In the FDA’s research, Crestor (rosuvastatin) had the most reports of muscle pain associated with taking this cholesterol lowering drug. The side effects usually occurred within a week or so of starting the drug therapy. Pain stopped when the drug was discontinued. The FDA used this as the comparison for Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin) and Pravachol (pravastatin), when they evaluated the rates of adverse event reports per million prescriptions written (AERS).
The findings on these popular drugs used to lower cholesterol were that side effects were relatively low, but that no one should discontinue any medication without consulting their doctor when they do experience some side effect. Some medications have even more serious side effects when they are suddenly discontinued. The research also found that the higher the dose prescribed, the higher the chances for side effects. Muscle pain and dark urine are signs of serious side effects and a doctor’s opinion should be sought immediately.
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