Statin therapy for elderly questioned

Statin cessation should be considered for elderly patients in whom the preventive benefits may be outweighed by adverse effects, aged care clinicians suggest.

More than 40% of Australians aged over 65 take statins, however their role in older people remains unclear as the balance between evidence of benefits and risk of adverse effects changes with age, according to a review published in Australian Prescriber last week.

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