Statins Side Effects: Constipation, Liver Damage, Blurred Vision

February 29, 2020 Hill Fox 0

Statins Side Effects. Statins may lower your bad cholesterol but what are its side effects that you should watch out for? We are republishing below the NHS.UK list of the common, uncommon, and rare statins side effects. Common side effects may affect up to 1 in 10 people, uncommon side effects are reported among 1 in 100 people, while rare side effects may affect up to 1 in 1,000 patients. The COMMON STATINS SIDE EFFECTS […]

St. Jude Defibrillator Wires Linked to 20-Plus Deaths — Study Says

January 26, 2020 Hill Fox 0

More than 79,000 people in the United States and 49,000 abroad still have the implants with the faulty wires Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs): they’re lifesaving devices. Implanted in the chest to correct risky heart rhythms that can be fatal, they work by triggering electrical shocks to correct irregular heartbeats. Thin wires — known as leads — attach the defibrillator to the heart and are responsible for monitoring irregular beats, then triggering shocks to correct the […]

Vorapaxar Blood Thinner Side Effects: Higher Risk of Internal Bleeding?

January 25, 2020 Hill Fox 0

In limbo after mixed results, Merck blood clot drug stops heart attack with risk of bleeding In one of the largest heart-drug studies ever conducted, the new drug Vorapaxar showed an impressive efficacy as a blood thinner — but with an increased risk for internal bleeding as a side effect, researchers said on March 24. The new type of blood clot preventer being tested by Merck & Co has been hounded by bleeding concerns since […]

Xarelto Side Effects: Increased Bleeding?

May 5, 2017 Hill Fox 0

Xarelto Side Effects. Physicians may soon add a new blood-thinning drug called Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to the standard treatment for people with “acute coronary syndrome”—and in doing so lower their risk for a subsequent heart attack or stroke, or death. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an umbrella term covering the conditions of angina and a prior history of heart attack. “It seems a good chance that the drug will soon be approved for treatment following an […]