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Statin Intolerance

Malcolm Thaler, MD and Rob Orman, MD
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What to do when a patient has statin intolerance? Stop the med forever? All's not lost. Malcolm Thaler provides an easy approach to addressing this common issue.

 

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Allyse F. -

I think it's worth mentioning the correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and statin intolerance.

Heidi J., MD -

This is interesting, Allyse! Do you have a paper or resource you recommend for further reading?
Thanks!
Heidi

Allyse F. -

Hey Heidi! Thanks for your reply! I don't think there are any perfect studies out there, but here are some links below. Most agree that there is likely some placebo effect and that there is definitely a need for blinded placebo controlled studies.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277894/?report=reader
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24742497/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25464233/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25838999/

Heidi J., MD -

Wonderful! Appreciate the references :)

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