Statins have anti-inflammatory properties that may be beneficial in the treatment of asthma. A study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that atorvastatin added to inhaled corticosteroids improves lung function and airway inflammation in atopic adults with asthma.
Hothersall, E. J., Chaudhuri, R., McSharry, C., Donnelly, I., Lafferty, J., McMahon, A. D., Weir, C. J., Meiklejohn, J., Sattar, N., I., M., Wood, S., & Thomson, N. C. (2008). Effects of atorvastatin added to inhaled corticosteroids on lung function and sputum cell counts in atopic asthma. Thorax, 63(12), 1070-5. https://doi.org/10.1136/thx.2008.100198