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Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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Does statins cause elevated creatine?

Does statins cause elevated creatine?

statins: Sometimes creatine phosphokinase levels are elevated in people taking statins. Some people having statin related muscle pains get relief from creatine supplements. What all this means is still under study. ...Read more

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Can statins or any diabetic medication cause pulptation?

Not generally.: Statins and antidiabetic meds are not generally associated with palpitations. Very high ( uncommon) or low blood sugars ( more common) could cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Could statin use effect memory and also cause word searching when speaking?

Could statin use effect  memory and also cause word searching  when speaking?

No: There is no credible evidence that statins cause memory loss. It is an "urban legend". The evidence supports statins are amazing drugs at lowering cholesterol and reducing heart attacks. ...Read more

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Astt 88 ALT 188 non smoker occasional drinker 50 yo female on statins..Any other cause for the elevation? Never been elevated before

Astt 88 ALT 188 non smoker occasional drinker 50 yo female on statins..Any other cause for the elevation?  Never been elevated before

Combination: It may be a combination of factors. Discuss with your pcp. He may suggest some other tests, including an ultrasound of your liver. ...Read more

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Do statin drugs cause back pain?

Do statin drugs cause back pain?

Maybe: Statins are associated with myagias (muscle pain). Usually this is in the legs. Depending on the timing your pain may be associated with the statins. Talk to your doctor, see if there are med changes you could make. If there is no association, you would be fine on the statins. ...Read more

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Can statins cause back pain. Are some people unable to tolerate these drugs.?

Statin intolerance: Back pain is not the usual complaint but it's possible. Yes, some people are truly statin intolerant but many who think they are truly aren't . It's confusing so talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more