... you stop using the drug, and does it cause permanent harm?
Muscle pain and aches are a common problem for people taking simvastatin, especially during the beginning phases of treatment or when the dosage is increased. Unfortunately, it is impossible for the doc to know whether you will develop these problems if you have never taken Simvastatin. Niacin aggravates this problem.
Therefore, you should talk to the doc if muscle pain becomes a problem during treatment. He or she may be able to give you suggestions for dealing with muscle pain. If the pain continues, he or she may recommend adjusting the Simvastatin dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
You should call the doc immediately if you experience muscle aches, weakness, pain, or tenderness along with a fever or feeling of sickness. These could indicate a serious problem. Hope this helps, best of luck!
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