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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: moses lawn on 21/06/2005 18:34:12

Title: Statins and muscle pain
Post by: moses lawn on 21/06/2005 18:34:12
I am on pravastatin because of slightly elevated cholesterol, but I am suffering considerably from the muscle pain associated with this drug.

Is there any evidence that changing to another statin, say simvastatin, would reduce likelihood of the muscle pain side effect, or is this a true class effect, in which all members of the class are equally likely to carry this problem to the same extent?

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Title: Re: Statins and muscle pain
Post by: Andrew K Fletcher on 22/06/2005 16:56:21
A single dose of cholesterol lowering drug causes painful muscle

Croft Woodruff
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1: Heart. 2004 Jan;90(1):e3.

Rhabdomyolysis induced by a single dose of a statin.

Jamil S, Iqbal P.

Medical Directorate, Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Calow, Chesterfield, UK.

Statins have been shown to cause myotoxicity and rhabdomyolysis. In most cases rhabdomyolysis occurs following the use of these drugs for at least one week. A case of rhabdomyolysis after just a single dose of simvastatin is reported.

Publication Types:
Case Reports

PMID: 14676266 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Title: Re: Statins and muscle pain
Post by: chris on 23/06/2005 09:18:09
How long have you been taking the prava ?

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