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Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins have any adverse effects?

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Dr. Zahid Ahmad
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More side effects

In addition to the other answer, muscle aches/breakdown and liver toxicity are rare side effects.
Of note , many patients have taken statins for years without any problems.

In brief: More side effects

In addition to the other answer, muscle aches/breakdown and liver toxicity are rare side effects.
Of note , many patients have taken statins for years without any problems.
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare diabetes, memor

Rare diabetes and memory loss.

In brief: Rare diabetes, memor

Rare diabetes and memory loss.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain.
This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take statins you should definitely also take coq-10.

In brief: Possibly

Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain.
This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take statins you should definitely also take coq-10.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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