Can statin drugs raise PSA levels?

concerned Asked: Can statin drugs raise PSA levels?

I've been taking Simvastatin forhigh cholesterol, and my PSA levels have gone up.


Aaron Emmel PharmD BCNSP Answered:
It is unlikely to be due to the simvastatin. In fact, there is evidence that suggests that the "statin" medications (such as simvastatin) may actually lower PSA.

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