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Book Review

Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol

If you are on a statin drug or are thinking of going on a statin, this fully referenced book, Statin Drug Side Effects, is a "must read" for you. The unacceptable legacy of statin drug use at today's high doses is a trail of chronic aches and pains, numbness, weakness, confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath and even heart failure in hordes of unsuspecting victims. Only by knowing this information, and in consultation with your healthcare professional, can you make an informed decision about your health care.

If you are on Vytorin, Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Mevacor, Pravachol or Lescol you must read this book. Most of the statin side effects I discuss are unknown to your busy doctor. Although knowledgeable about muscle and liver problems, few have heard of statin amnesia and other forms of memory dysfunction and fewer still associate hostility, aggression and profound depression as statin related.

Many physicians have become victims of statin drug use and, like the author, now suspect the message of persuasive drug "reps" may not have been the entire truth. "Statin drugs don't do that" was a refrain I heard hundreds of times from physicians and pharmacists as I began to investigate my own mysterious reaction to Lipitor.