Tag: "Zocor"

Certain Antibiotics Increase The Risk of Statin Side Effects

| August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Statins do have the capacity to prevention heart attacks and strokes, but they are not without risk either. They can, for example, be toxic to the muscles and kidneys. In extreme circumstances, they can cause muscle breakdown known as ‘rhabdomyolisis’ and injury to the kidney that can prove fatal. The risk of toxic effects of […]

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Taking Statins Could Sabotage Your Efforts To Get Fit

| May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

According to recently-published research, any effort we put into physical exercise may not translate into fitness benefits for people taking statins. People exercise for many reasons. A major motivator is the desire to ‘get fit and healthy’. Regular exercise induces changes that can increase strength and endurance. It also increases the number of tiny structures […]

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Statins May Damage Nerve Cells

| May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

We are often assured that cholesterol-lowering statins are ‘very safe’, but you’ll find countless first-hand accounts on the internet from people whose experience suggests otherwise. Leaving aside side effects such as liver and kidney damage, which may not give rise to immediate symptoms; in on-line forums and relevant blogs tales of muscle pain, fatigue and […]

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Safety Information Lacking On Statin Sales Websites

| February 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

Many countries do not allow the advertising of prescription medications, like statin drugs, direct to the consumer. However, some countries, notably the United States, do not have such restrictions. As a result, websites exist which allow individuals to purchase medication, including statins. Statins, like other drugs, are not harmless, and in fact can have a […]

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Over The Counter Statins – Are Profits Being Put Before Public Health?

| August 15, 2011 | Comments (0)

In the US, Pfizer is due to lose patent protection for its statin drug atorvastatin (Lipitor) in November. These statins currently bring in revenues of $11 billion a year for Pfizer. One way that Pfizer might be able to retain a greater share of the profits of their darling drug is to sell it over-the-counter […]

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Motor Neurone Disease: The Latest Statin Side Effect

| February 9, 2011 | Comments (7)

Most of our readers will know that statin drugs are notorious for causing side effects like muscle damage and weakness. What is less well known is that the progression of this muscle wasting side effect may lead to a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neurone disease (MND) […]

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Lipitor The Memory Thief

| December 22, 2010 | Comments (5)

Since we launched The Cholesterol Truth blog, we’ve heard from countless people who have shared their experiences following the use of statins. The distressing side effects so many have suffered only serve to strengthen the case against the use of these harmful drugs. Here’s one of our readers’ comments: ‘Modern day super-statins are exceedingly powerful.  […]

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Statins and Certain Foods can be a Dangerous Cocktail

| December 17, 2010 | Comments (1)

After a series of heart-related health issues, a friend of mine was put on cholesterol-lowering statins. A few months later, the ‘expected list of side effects’ started to kick in… Remember, you are most likely to hear the following from your doctor when you’re about to take statins for the first time: Many drugs have […]

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