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Drug-drug interactions with statins: will pitavastatin overcome the statins' Achilles' heel?

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Medical Research and Opinion
1473-4877
Publisher
Informa UK (Librapharm)
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
8
Pages
1551–1562
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1185/03007995.2011.589433
PMID: 21682551
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The addition of pitavastatin to the range of available statins provides prescribing physicians with a new treatment option that is expected to have a low risk of DDIs and related ADRs. This, coupled with the demonstrated efficacy of pitavastatin in reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, should help physicians individualise lipid-lowering regimens based on the patient profile and concomitant medications.

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