Cholesterol drug may promote drug injury
June 23, 2011
Many people take medication to control high blood pressure, but high dosages could result in drug injury.
According to a story from AFP, high doses of anti-cholesterol drugs have been found cause a serious drug injury, increasing the chances of diabetes in patients.
Though the drugs, known as statins, did help with cholesterol, it was unclear as to whether or not they were worth risking the chance of drug injury.
Earlier this month, a warning was issued by the US Food and Drug Administration about simvastatin because of the chance of drug injury. The drug was linked to increase the risk of muscle injury.
Would you risk a drug injury if you knew a drug you were prescribed caused side effects that could harm you? Do you feel comfortable talking to your doctor about potential harmful side effects?