• FDA requests removal of strongest warning against statin use among pregnant women

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The FDA requested removal of its contraindication against using cholesterol-lowering statin medicines among pregnant patients; however, most patients should stop statins once they learn they are pregnant.
    A contraindication is the FDA's strongest warning and only added when a medicine should not be used due to risk that outweighs any possible benefit.
    According to an FDA press release, statins may prevent major adverse events among certain high-risk patients who are pregnant; therefore, contraindicating statin therapy for all pregnant women is not appropriate.
    The FDA added that patients
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  • FDA to Revise Statin Pregnancy Contraindication

    FDA to Revise Statin Pregnancy Contraindication

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The changes emphasize that 'statins are safe to prescribe in patients who can become pregnant' and reassure women that harm is unlikely from unintended statin exposure in early pregnancy.
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  • Changed Warning on Statins; Novel Anticoagulant Shines; Porous Clots in Stroke

    Changed Warning on Statins; Novel Anticoagulant Shines; Porous Clots in Stroke

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    FDA is walking back the contraindication against statins for pregnant patients, but the agency maintains that most pregnant people should stop statin therapy.
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