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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Try: usually they have class effect. So start small doses. so if u have side effects with one , may have with others.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Muscles aches: Muscle aches is the most common and reversible side effect.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Statin: read this: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/side-effects-of-statin-drugs?page=2#1
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The most common side effects from statins include 1) myalgia and increased CPK from skeletal muscle and 2) elevated liver function tests reflecting li ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Liver and myalgias: Statins are beneficial in both primary and secondary prevention of CAD in high risk patients including diabetics. The biggest concern with using them ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Statin side effects: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/statin-side-effects/my00205.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Can cause myalgia, hd, abdominal pain and nausea.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You may simply stop. There is no need to wean statin medications.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Statin: Severe side effects are very uncommon, mild ones are up to 20%. Most people can take statins without problem.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robbin Lee
31 years experience Pharmacology
Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important ... Read More
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