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Is there an interaction between erythromycin and statins?

2 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the evidence for an interaction between erythromycin and statins. Summary: Erythromycin raises the plasma levels of statins which are metabolised…

Suggestions for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Adults in Primary Care

29 September 2020This document is intended to support local discussions on how to monitor commonly prescribed high risk medicines in primary care.    The monitoring parameters cited…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hyperlipidaemias

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is no evidence for the…

Can miconazole oral gel be used by patients taking a statin?

27 August 2019This updated Medicines Q&A explores the evidence for the interaction between miconazole oral gel and statins. Summary Miconazole is an azole antifungal which inhibits CYP450…

Should patients on statins take Coenzyme Q10 supplementation to reduce the risk of statin-induced myopathy?

28 March 2019This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence on the use of coenzyme Q10 supplementation to reduce the risk of statin-induced myopathy. There is some…

Statins – What is the evidence for their use in patients with renal impairment?

20 October 2018This Q&A evaluates the evidence for the use of statins in renal impairment and discusses current guidance for using statins in this population.