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Continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction lowers risk for death

July 24, 2017

The benefits of statin therapy, including reduced incidence of cardiovascular events and death, were maintained in patients who continued therapy despite an adverse reaction to the statin, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Uncertainty exists regarding whether continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction is as beneficial as statin treatment in patients who tolerate these medications well,” Huabing Zhang, MD, from Peking Union Medical College Hospital in China, and colleagues wrote. “Improving our understanding of the benefits and risks of continuing statin treatment after an initial adverse reaction is critical to helping patients and their clinicians make informed decisions regarding statin management.”

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