Are people aware that they can find the latest information of drug side effects, including statins on the MHRA website?
The navigation on that site is rubbish: very hard to get to useful information if it's not the latest news. I think I could find a licence for a particular drug based on the licensing number, but what would you say are the best searches to try to find other useful information?
I typed 'statins side effects' because thats what I was looking for - quicker than trawling through what is indeed a massive, not especially intuitive site! It produced loads of links to reports cautions etc. and it did show up quite quickly that interstitial lung disease was a rare side effect of statins, which is the particular info that I wanted to know about.
I would also encourage anybody to use the Yellow Card scheme and report any adverse effects. I did this with rosuvastatin when it gave me an asthmatic type dry cough...which was actually was totally debilitating.