Statins are the most widely prescribed drug available. Due to this reason, it is important to understand the risks involved with the drug class and individual statins.
We conducted a meta-analysis and employed indirect comparisons to identify differing risk effects across statins.
It was found that although statins are generally well tolerated, there are risks associated with almost all drugs. With few exceptions, statins appear to exert a similar risk across individual drugs related to diabetes and liver damage.