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FDA admits statin drugs cause diabetes, memory loss.

March 1st 2012 by: Jonathan Benson  Find Full Article Here:-

All those doctors and medical experts who have expressed support for handing out statin drugs like candy or adding them to drinking water supplies may want to take a gander at new safety data published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the agency’s website, the FDA has issued new labeling guidelines for statin drugs warning users that the medications can cause memory loss, elevated blood sugar levels, and type-2 diabetes, in addition to muscle damage and liver disease.

Patients taking Altoprev (lovastatin extended release), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin), Livalo (pitavastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Advicor (lovastatin / niacin extended-release), Simcor (simvastatin / niacin extended-release), and Vytorin (simvastatin / ezetimibe) will want to be aware of these potentially life-altering side effects, which are receiving little attention from the mainstream media.

“The reports about memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion span all statin products and all age groups,” writes the FDA on its website. And concerning diabetes, the FDA writes that “raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes have been reported with the use of statins.”

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