Adverse reaction to statins ‘linked to increased CVD risk’

Patients experiencing a reaction will need careful management to ensure they stay on lipid-lowering therapy, researchers say

Patients who abandon statins after an adverse drug reaction are at increased risk of a subsequent CVD event, suggesting a need for more intensive management in general practice, researchers say.

They found lives could be saved if lipid-lowering medication was continued, such as through the use of an intermittent statin regimen.