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Statins may slow untreatable, progressive stage of multiple sclerosis

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:00

Researchers have suggested that simvastatin, a cheap cholesterol lowering drug, might be a potential treatment option for the secondary progressive, or chronic, stage of multiple sclerosis (MS), which is currently untreatable.

Statins coupled with other drugs produce side effects

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 13:39

Millions of people who take statins to ward off heart attacks and strokes, must cut their dose over fears that they are at risk of serious side-effects.

Higher doses of statin may result in kidney failure

Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 00:00

Higher doses of cholesterol lowering drug Zocor, sold generically as simvastatin, may increase risk of a condition which can lead to fatal kidney failure, a drug watchdog has warned.

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