DO YOU KNOW? CHOLESTEROL MEDICATIONS MAY TRIGGER DIABETES

Organization of food and drug regulation in the United States ( FDA) will require manufacturers of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins for the states on the packaging side effects increase the risk of diabetes.


Cholesterol medications may trigger diabetes
Cholesterol medications may trigger diabetes


The decision was taken after a number of reports from patients taking statins to increase blood sugar. " The FDA is aware of any studies that show statins are associated with an increased risk of diabetes mellitus , " the FDA said in a statement on Tuesday (28/ 2).

Some cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins like Lipitor , Pravachol , Crestor , Zocor , generic and others.

" We want health care workers and patients complete information on the risks of statins. However, patients should be reassured that the drug is beneficial for lowering cholesterol , "said Mary Parks , director of the FDA's division of metabolism and endocrinology .

Pharmaceutical companies themselves say that the use of statins in combination with a good diet and exercise is effective in reducing cholesterol.

Another revision would be done in a package of statins is recommended for the removal of the patient to perform tests of liver enzymes. According to the FDA , liver enzymes can be measured before patients start taking statins.

" A serious disruption of the liver caused by statins is very rare and difficult to predict ," said the FDA. Even so patients should tell your doctor if you have liver symptoms such as abdominal pain , fatigue, loss of appetite, dark urine , or yellow.

The FDA also stated that the risk of memory loss and confusion if taking statins , but the risk can be eliminated if the use of statins is stopped.

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