RA patients shouldn’t stop statins

A study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found that RA patients who stopped their statins had a  60% increased risk of dying from heart disease and a 79% risk of dying from all causes compared with RA patients who continued statins.

According to the study authors, even quitting for a short period of time- a few months- increased risk of death.

I’ve had so many patients who have had side effects with these drugs and they ask about stopping them.  This certainly gives pause to that notion.

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