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Painful side effects with atorvastatin drug treatment for lowering cholesterol?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Med side effects

Atorvastatin is a statin.
Side-effects include muscular aches , inflammation, lft elevation. Dangerous toxicity such as outright rhabdomyolosis is rare (less than 0.05%), but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients.

In brief: Med side effects

Atorvastatin is a statin.
Side-effects include muscular aches , inflammation, lft elevation. Dangerous toxicity such as outright rhabdomyolosis is rare (less than 0.05%), but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients.
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