Statin Intolerance: Some Practical Hints.
Cardiol Clin. 2018 May;36(2):225-231
Authors: Banach M, Mikhailidis DP
Statin intolerance is the inability to tolerate a dose of statin required to sufficiently reduce cardiovascular risk. With the five-step approach, more than 90% of these patients might be treated with statins. The principal approaches are to try not to discontinue statin therapy and to treat these patients as effectively as possible. New therapies with the proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 inhibitors and bempedoic acid might be an effective response to these needs. In case of lack of achieved goal of the therapy nutraceuticals with confirmed low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction properties may be considered as a part of the lipid-lowering combination therapy.
PMID: 29609752 [PubMed - in process]