|Imposter /impŰster/ n. (also im…posĄtor) 1 A web site for patients and physicians searching for information concerning Statin Therapy and related issues 2 acronym: Is Myopathy Part Of Statin Therapy?|
|Information for Patients||Information for Physicians|
IMPOSTER? IMPOSTER is the name of a medical research study of
patients with muscle symptoms while taking cholesterol lowering therapies called
statins. Several important findings from this study have been published and have
raised questions about the safety of statin therapy for patients with muscle
complaints. This website was developed to address those questions and to share
what is known about statin muscle toxicity with patients and their physicians.
For those that are concerned that they may have a side effect to their statin
therapy the guidelines for evaluating that side effect are provided. For those
that want to learn more, links to published information are provided. Patients
should proceed to the
section and physicians to the
portion to obtain the most appropriate information sources.