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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
Cardiology 51 years experience
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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Muscles aches: Muscle aches is the most common and reversible side effect.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Can cause myalgia, hd, abdominal pain and nausea.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: You may simply stop. There is no need to wean statin medications.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Statin: Severe side effects are very uncommon, mild ones are up to 20%. Most people can take statins without problem.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robbin Lee
Pharmacology 32 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Muscle Weakness: Muscle weakness is a big side effect which requires a modification of dosage or alternative options.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Bit diverse: Statins have been getting a bad RAP re: adverse effects. Many symptoms are attributed to statins, but often are not truly related. Muscle aches of a ... Read More

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