Energy depleting statins
My cholesterol medicine makes me tired!
Statins are the popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, but they appear to significantly increase the risk of experiencing a drop in energy, or becoming unduly tired when exercising.
Even at comparatively modest doses, these energy depleting side effects are much more noticeable in women than in men. In a rather profound statement, which flies in the face of the commonly accepted prescribing methods now in place, U.S. experts announced, that the only group for whom the benefits of taking statins has clearly been shown to outweigh the risks, has been men under the age of 70, who have heart disease.
Here is another reason to discuss the risks and benefits of cholesterol lowering medicines, with your GP.
(Annals of Internal Medicine June 11th 2012)