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A Survey of the FDA’s AERS Database Regarding Muscle and Tendon Adverse Events Linked to the Statin Drug Class

Real world data analysis on statinsCholesterol management drugs known as statins are widely used and often well tolerated; however, a variety of muscle-related side effects can arise.

These adverse events ( AEs ) can have serious impact, and form a significant barrier to therapy adherence. Surveillance of post-marketing AEs is of vital importance to understand real-world AEs and reporting differences between individual statin drugs.

We conducted a review of post-approval muscle and tendon AE reports in association with statin use, to assess differences within the drug class.

 

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