What a rheumatologist should know about statins and their side effects

Authors: Jan Piťha
Authors‘ workplace: Interní klinika 2. LF a FN Motol a Centrum experimentální medicíny IKEM, PrahaV posledních letech jsme svědky dalších úspěchů při prevenci a léčbě aterosklerózy a jejích komplikací. Pomoc naprosté většině rizikových pacientů je však možná již dlouho v amb ;  velice vzácné pak jsou ty opravdu závažné. Mezi relativně nejčastější vedlejší účinky statinů patří svalové obtíže, se kterými se často setkávají revmatologové, včetně těch závažnějších. V tomto článku bychom chtěli uvést přehled nežádoucích účinků statin
Published in: AtheroRev 2018; 3(2): 120-125
Category: Reviews


In recent years, we have witnessed further successes in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and its complications. However, most of patients at risk were manageable already long time by hands and brains of physicians with internal medicine background, including rheumatologists. They could accomplish this mission by widely available drugs, 3-methyl 3-glutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). These still rank among the most successful and effective in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and its complications. Their side effects exist but are quite infrequent, very rare are serious ones. The most common side effects are with statins associated myopathies, often encountered by rheumatologists (especially more serious forms). In this article, we would like to provide an overview of the adverse effects of statins and their solutions.>

Key words:

musculosceletal problems, rheumatology, side effects, statins

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