Users' Guides to the Medical Literature
Guyatt G, Rennie D, Meade MO, Cook DJ
Part G Moving from Evidence to Action
Chapter 22.5. Drug Class Effects
Regina Kunz, Heiner C. Bucher, Finlay A. McAlister, Anne Holbrook, Gordon Guyatt
With one exception, statins seemed to be relatively safe drugs. A cohort study comparing...
adverse effects, drug class effects
"Given that it appears likely we can achieve similar reductions
in patient-important outcomes with different statins, we
should base the prescribing decision on risks and harms,
convenience, and cost. Thus, we need to consider the evidence regarding
risks associated with the different statins...."
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