Statins: Three supplements known to heighten the risk of potentially deadly side effects

Statin therapy has become ubiquitous since studies confirmed its ability to shield against deadly cardiac events. But improving uptake of the drug has proven an uphill struggle, as its side effects are seen as a huge deterrent. Muscle complications are rife with statins, but some cases escalate to the point of killing muscle fibres. Taking niacin supplements alongside statins, for example, could increase the risk of rhabdomyolysis.

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