Statin Safety and Associated Adverse Events

Published: December 10, 2018

clipboard with statins written on prescription pad
  • Statins have a major impact in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke and over 30 years of clinical investigation show that statins exhibit few serious adverse effects.
  • However, in the US, roughly 10% of patients stop taking a statin because of subjective complaints.
  • This scientific statement examines statin safety and tolerability, and reviews adverse effects of statins, adverse events associated with but not necessarily caused by statins, and drug interactions.