Statins are cholesterol-lowering agents that consistently rank among the most commonly prescribed drugs. Their use has long been associated with decreased mortality rates in various groups. A meta-analysis even found that treatment with statins was associated with reduced risk for a severe or fatal course of COVID-19. Although highly effective and safe for most individuals, the medications have been linked to some significant adverse effects and have important considerations for use.
Are you familiar with key clinical aspects of statin use, including adverse effects and contraindications, as well as recommendations for prescribing? Refresh and test your knowledge of these common medications with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Mary L. Windle. Fast Five Quiz: Statins - Medscape - May 17, 2021.