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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robbin Lee
31 years experience in 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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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Statin medications used to treat high cholesterol are considered safe. As with all medications and medical procedures, we weigh the risks vs. The ben ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wissam Hoyek
Specializes in Cardiology
Muscle pain: Statins are well known to cause muscle pain and to a lesser degree joint pain. You can take vitamins coq10 150- 200 mg per day to help your symptoms. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
statin pain: When statins cause muscle pain, it can be generalized or just localized to the most heavily worked muscle groups. Often the leg muscles in runners or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Possibly: Statins can cause muscle pain. This is usually in the legs. Talk to your primary care and depending on your health and the timing they may offer you ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Statins: Generic statins are much cheaper than branded statins. They are still more expensive than we'd like probably because they still sell despite the price ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many!: Liver disease, diarrhea, muscle aches (one form called myopathy can be quite serious). It's not a benign drug by any stretch. That is why lifestyle ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Walmart: Lovastatin (mevacor), and pravastatin (pravachol) are available from walmart and many other pharmacies for $4 (for a month's supply). Simvastatin (zoc ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Increased efficacy: The thought is that cholesterol formation in the liver is highest when sleeping, so a shorter acting statin would have the highest blood levels in the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience in Cardiology
Great when indicated: statins have been revolutionary in the treatment of vascular disease; in general the popular press and internet have greatly exaggerated their risk/b ... Read More

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