Pharmacy Practice Review
Statins: promoting adherence, addressing intolerance
Optimise your patients’ adherence to lipid-modifying medicines and improve your confidence in assessing suspected statin-associated muscle symptoms.
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Up to 67% of patients using statins are non-adherent to their medicine after 12 months.
This Pharmacy Practice Review provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your support of patients who are using statin treatment. Recognise the reasons for non-adherence and reflect on how you can address this issue. Refresh your knowledge on statin dose titration, cardiovascular risk and lipid targets. Improve your confidence in assessing statin intolerance and review the different management options for patients who experience a muscle symptom.