Today: WEBMD - New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins, Mar 15, 2012

Mar 15, 2012

WEBMD - New Warnings on Cholesterol-Lowering Statins, Mar 15, 2012

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 "Feb. 28, 2012 -- Memory loss, confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects of the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, the FDA warns.
Brand name and generic versions of statin drugs must carry these warnings on their labels, the FDA today announced.
The products include: Lipitor (atorvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended-release), Livalo (pitavastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). Combination products include: Advicor (lovastatin/niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe)."

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