Tag: "liver dysfunction"

Statin Drugs: To Take Or Not To Take

| October 1, 2015 | Comments (3)

“My cholesterol level is 5.7 do I need statin drugs?” Every week, my inbox fills up with emails from people who desperately want to know if they must follow their doctor’s advice on taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Of course, I can’t give individual medical advice but I always say that taking a drug (any drug) […]

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Mipomersen – New Cholesterol Drug, New Side Effects

| November 5, 2012 | Comments (1)

I was reading here that the Food and Drug Administration in the US has approved a new drug to treat raised cholesterol. It goes by the name of mipomersen, and will specifically be used for the treatment of ‘homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia’ – a severe form of genetically driven raised cholesterol levels. The drug, taken by […]

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Official Statistics On Statin Side Effects Don’t Add Up

| April 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

About a year ago I was at a medical lecture. At one point, the subject turned to cholesterol reduction and the use of statin drugs. One member of the audience remarked that in his experience as a doctor he encountered statin medication side effects in his patients much more commonly than the ‘official statistics’ suggest. […]

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FDA Guidelines On The Adverse Effects Of Statins Are Very Telling

| March 1, 2012 | Comments (8)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US is responsible for making decisions about which drugs should be licensed. It also keeps a database of information regarding the adverse effects of drugs, and occasionally revises the warnings issued with prescription medication. On the 28th of February, the FDA issued new guidelines regarding the management […]

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Statin’s Infection-Fighting Benefits Are Unfounded

| November 3, 2011 | Comments (3)

The most commonly prescribed types of cholesterol-reducing drugs are statins, like Crestor and Lipitor. Claims for the benefits of statins have gone way beyond reducing cardiovascular disease risk, though, with some evidence supposedly linking their use to a reduced risk of infection, including pneumonia (infection in the lung). However, such evidence is prone to ‘bias’, […]

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The Natural Alternative To Statins Hiding In Your Fruit Basket

| May 25, 2011 | Comments (13)

The Cholesterol Truth aims to expose Big Pharma’s profit-driven plan to flood the market with dangerous drugs, like cholesterol-lowering statins, that cause a wide range of dangerous side effects like muscle pain, liver dysfunction, kidney failure, depression and cancer to name but a few… We also want to alert people to the fact that cholesterol […]

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Damning Research Reports Expose The Risks of Statins

| May 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Finally it appears, the mainstream is gradually starting to realise how serious the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins really are… Better late than never, is what I say! A report recently published in the British Medical Journal, concluded that the side effects associated with statin drugs, like muscle and back pain, may occur more frequently […]

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Statins Ineffective Even for Those at High Risk of Heart Disease

| February 23, 2011 | Comments (2)

With more and more serious side effects being uncovered, I wonder how much longer it will be before statins are finally banned? Or will the medical mainstream still be touting the so-called ‘benefits’ of these cholesterol-lowering drugs for years to come, regardless of evidence to the contrary? The diabetes drug Avandia springs to mind… it […]

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