alexa Use of lipid-lowering agents (statins) during pregnancy.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Hosokawa A, BarOz B, Ito S

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Abstract QUESTION: A 34-year-old patient of mine is taking a 'statin' for hyperlipidemia. She is planning pregnancy and is worried about the safety of the drug. How should I advise her? ANSWER: Limited evidence from animal and human studies indicates that statins should not be taken during pregnancy. If a patient is inadvertently exposed during pregnancy, however, termination does not appear to be medically indicated.
This article was published in Can Fam Physician and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

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