Statins warning: The popular hot drink that can interact and reduce the drug’s ‘efficacy’

Statins: How the drug prevents heart attacks and strokes We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the […]

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Can you have the coronavirus vaccine if you’re on statins?

Coronavirus vaccine: Dr Sarah offers advice on ‘reactions’ When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Covid-19 vaccinations will first go […]

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Statins side effects: Drug can cause sleep disturbances including insomnia and nightmares

Statins: How the drug prevents heart attacks and strokes When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Statin therapy is the cornerstone for primary […]

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Adding triglyceride-lowering omega-3 based medication to statins may lower stroke risk

Taking the triglyceride-lowering medication icosapent ethyl cut the risk of stroke by an additional 36% in people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease who already have their bad cholesterol levels under control using statin medications, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. “Icosapent ethyl is a new way to further reduce […]

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Statins side effects: Five ways taking statins can affect your pee – what to look for

Statins: How the drug prevents heart attacks and strokes When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Statins are a group of medicines that […]

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Inhaling statins rather than taking as a pill could end side-effects

Inhaling a lower dose of statins rather than taking them as a pill could end the scourge of side-effects, research suggests Inhaling Statins instead of taking them as a pill could stop common side-effects   Research by University of California, U.S, says this is due to doses being ‘lower’  30 per cent of patients prescribed statins stop taking them due to […]

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Statins may protect the heart from chemotherapy treatment of early breast cancer

Statins, common cholesterol-lowering medications, may protect women’s hearts from damage caused during chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Two types of cancer medications, anthracyclines and trastuzumab, are effective treatments for many women with breast cancer, however, the risk of heart muscle damage has limited their use, particularly […]

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Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect

There are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments for COVID-19, the pandemic infection caused by a novel coronavirus. While several therapies are being tested in clinical trials, current standard of care involves providing patients with fluids and fever-reducing medications. To speed the search for new COVID-19 therapies, researchers are testing repurposed drugs—medicines already known to be safe for human […]

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Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after 2 years

Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with these drugs, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. The findings back up those of previous studies, and highlight the need for personalised medicine to tackle high cholesterol and lower the significantly increased risks of future heart disease and […]

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