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A 33-year-old member asked:

dx of cardiomyopathy, chf & diabetes. on metoprolol, lisinopril, pravastatin, metformin & lantus (insulin glargine). i have muscle pain when walking, bending, etc. could it be the meds?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Statin-related?: A small percentage of patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins (e.g. Pravastatin) will experience significant muscle pains and stiffness. The typical affected muscles are those of the leg/thigh, shoulder/arm and back. You should ask your physician whether your pravastatin or some other condition is the cause of your muscle pains. Sometimes checking a ck blood test can confirm muscle injury.
Dr. Jennifer Peura
Cardiology 21 years experience
Myalgia: Yes. Statin most likely. Worth trying a different one.

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