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Should i stop taking these statins after my heart attack becuse my hands, feet and knee r so painful?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Statins have proven benefits in patients with coronary disease.
If you are have adverse effects with one of this class of medication, discuss your options with your physician. There are many statins available. You might tolerate a different statin better.

In brief: Depends

Statins have proven benefits in patients with coronary disease.
If you are have adverse effects with one of this class of medication, discuss your options with your physician. There are many statins available. You might tolerate a different statin better.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Statins are

Essential after mi.
..Talk to your physician about one that might work without side effects...Intermittent dosing can be highly effective.

In brief: Statins are

Essential after mi.
..Talk to your physician about one that might work without side effects...Intermittent dosing can be highly effective.
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Dr. Anthony Longo
Pharmacology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

You should not stop taking any medications without first notifying your physician.
This is especially true since the statin you are on is to help prevent another. It is possible that by stopping a piece of plaque can dislodge and cause another heart attack. See your doctor immediately to discuss your symptoms. He/she will want to know if your urine is noticebly darker and if your muscles ache.

In brief: No

You should not stop taking any medications without first notifying your physician.
This is especially true since the statin you are on is to help prevent another. It is possible that by stopping a piece of plaque can dislodge and cause another heart attack. See your doctor immediately to discuss your symptoms. He/she will want to know if your urine is noticebly darker and if your muscles ache.
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