- Type-2 diabetes
- Muscle pain
- Liver inflammation
- Kidney problems
- Blurred vision
- Nerve damage
Saturday, 31 May 2014
'Keep taking statins' says drug body ! That's the MHRA the UK's number one drug shills !
People should continue to take statins because the benefits do outweigh the risks, according to fresh advice from the UK's drug safety body.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has intervened due to the ongoing debate around the harms of taking statins.
The drugs reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood, lowering the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
They are taken by about seven million people in the UK.
The MHRA said statins prevented 450 heart attacks, strokes, or deaths for every 10,000 patients taking the drugs over five years. (no proof that is a fact Eddie)
Potential side effects of statins include:
More on this latest hard sell for statins here.