INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

I have seen an advert for the StatinWISE trial and I'd like to find out more. What should I do next?

 

We have now reached our target number of 200 participants and are no longer recruiting. Unfortunately this means that we cannot consider you for participation in the trial.

However, please do follow our website for updates and notification of the trial results once these are available, as the results may be of interest to you.  Thank you for your interest!

What's required of me?

Your study medication will be sent directly to you in the post.  The treatment packs have been designed to fit through a standard letterbox. You will be asked to take one capsule every day for one year.  Every two months, you will be asked to tell us about your muscle symptoms for seven days and to fill in one questionnaire.  You can do this using our mobile phone app, website, over the telephone, or using pen and paper.

At the end of the 12-months treatment, you will have a phone call or face to face appointment with a research nurse or your GP, to discuss your study results. Following this, the Clinical Trials Unit will call you one month later to discuss whether or not you decided to continue using statins.

What's in it for me?

By taking part in StatinWISE, you will be closely monitored for the duration of the trial and will be in regular contact with the Clinical Trials Unit.

Within one month of you completing the study medication, you will be contacted to go through your study results. The results of the trial will be personalised to you.  These results will comprise of a series of graphs to help you understand how your pain changed in relation to talking statin or placebo.

This way, you will find out whether your muscle symptoms were worse when you were taking statins compared to when you were taking placebo.  This will help you to decide whether to continue taking statins or not.

I have questions about my treatment.  What should I do?

If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please contact your doctor in the first instance.

My next treatment pack hasn't arrived.  What should I do?

If your next treatment pack hasn't arrived, then contact the CTU.

I'm having trouble submitting my symptom data.

Contact the CTU to let us know.

I forgot to take my study medication.  What should I do?

Continue taking your doses as scheduled.  At the end of the two-month treatment period, you will receive a questionnaire asking about your use of study medication.  Make sure you fill this in to let us know that you have missed any days' pills.  And don't forget to return any unused medication to us in the envelope provided with your treatment pack.