Statin Use in COPD

Trial Objective

The purpose of this study is to determine if taking 40 mgs of simvastatin daily for at least one year will reduce the frequency and/or severity of COPD flare-ups.

Participation involves visits to the clinic every three months with monthly phone calls in-between.  Blood work, breathing tests and questionnaires will be done at clinic visits.


Active Clinical Trials Closed to Recruitment

How to Participate

For more information, contact Jennifer Underwood at 303.398.1518 or complete the form below.

Who Can Participate

Qualifications include:

  • Adults between 40 and 80 years of age with COPD
  • Current or former smoker
  • On oxygen or have been treated for a COPD flare-up in the past year
  • Not on a statin medication

Trial Location



Trial Sponsors

National Institutes of Health

Principle Investigators

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    Barry Make, MD