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Can taking 80mg of simvastatin daily for 7yrs cause rheumatoid arthritis? i'm 69 yrs old

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Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 47 years experience
Synvastatin : Synvastatin is a statin that has been shown to reduce the inflamation in infklammatory arthropaties , or better known as arthritis. There is no evidence that the statins could contribute or be part of the etiology or the cause of rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Absolutely not! i'm sorry to hear that you've developed ra, but Simvastatin isn't the cause. (nobody knows what causes ra).

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