StatinWISE trial summary
Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United Kingdom. There is strong evidence that they are effective in safely reducing heart disease. However, there is some doubt about whether statins cause muscle pain, stiffness or weakness. This research has been done to understand the effect of statins on muscle symptoms.
The StatinWISE trial
StatinWISE has recruited 200 patients who recently stopped taking statins, or were thinking of stopping, due to muscle symptoms. For an explanation of the trial click here. Click play on the video below to hear Professor Liam Smeeth talk about the need for StatinWISE.
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