July 4, 2015
The American College of Cardiology has launched a free app designed to aid clinicians in the management and treatment of patients who report adverse muscular symptoms while on statin therapy, according to a press release.
Using the Statin Intolerance App, clinicians can respond to a series of questions that assess a patient’s tolerance to their current statin prescription. Then, clinicians can follow recommended cycles of discontinuation and rechallenge to identify the most appropriate statin and dose for a patient or to determine whether a patient is statin intolerant. The app also compares statin characteristics and drug interactions to assist clinicians in selecting a primary cholesterol-lowering therapy.