Study of Statin Adverse Events

We would like to learn more about the adverse events that some patients experience taking statins or other cholesterol­-lowering drugs.  Examples of statins include: Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin), Baycol (cerivastatin), and Livalon (pitavastatin).   And we hope to learn more about the problem and the mechanism, and learn about unexpected benefits.

We are recruiting participants for this study who meet the following criteria:

  • Users of statin cholesterol lowering drugs who believe that they have experienced an adverse reaction during use and/or after cessation.

If you meet the above criteria, we would like to invite you to participate in this voluntary study so we can further understand the adverse effects of statins.

The study will be conducted via online survey only, so geographic location does not matter for the study.  For more information, please contact our office at (858) 558-­4950, x201.  We would be happy to give you additional information or instructions on how to participate.