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What are some of the side effects of statin use for cholesterol?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Statins have been getting a bad RAP re: adverse effects.
Many symptoms are attributed to statins, but often are not truly related. Muscle aches of a certain type, abnormal liver function tests, vague abdominal discomfort, minor elevation of blood sugar levels, may be noted. Key things to note are that these symptoms & signs are actually uncommon & tend to be dose dependent. Reducing dose helps.

In brief: Bit diverse

Statins have been getting a bad RAP re: adverse effects.
Many symptoms are attributed to statins, but often are not truly related. Muscle aches of a certain type, abnormal liver function tests, vague abdominal discomfort, minor elevation of blood sugar levels, may be noted. Key things to note are that these symptoms & signs are actually uncommon & tend to be dose dependent. Reducing dose helps.
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