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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 1 May 2015

Statin use associated with a 17% increased risk of urinary tract symptoms

This study was published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2014 Jul 2
Study title and authors:
Association of statin use with storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS): data mining of prescription database.
Fujimoto M, Higuchi T, Hosomi K, Takada M.
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The objective of the study was to examine the association between statin use and the risk of lower urinary tract symptoms. The study analysed a large database of prescriptions of statin use in combination with drugs administered for storage lower urinary tract symptoms. (Storage lower urinary tract symptoms include increased frequency and urgency of passing urine, urge incontinence and needing to get up to pass urine at night).

The study found statin users had a 17% higher risk of storage lower urinary tract symptoms.

Fujimoto concluded: "Analysis of the prescription database showed significant association for storage LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms) in statin users".