Patients should give statins another go

More than 90% of patients who stop taking statins because of side effects can be successfully restarted on them without further problems, a ‘real-world' study finds.

Very few of the thousands of patients who were "rechallenged" — often with the very same statin — suffered another reaction to the drug and barely any experienced serious events such as rhabdomyolysis, researchers found.

They followed up over 105,000 US adults who had