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Displaying 19 questions associated with Statins.

What are the side effects of statins?

What are PCSK9 Inhibitors and how do they work?

Do statins help treat COVID-19?

Can you use limes or lime juice while taking statin drugs (i.e. atorvastatin)?

Low side effects with a statin medication?

Which statin has the least side effects? My husband is having a problem with extreme fatigue, muscle pain, and severe tinnitus since starting a statin, rosuvastatin, a couple of weeks ago. I would like to know if anyone is taking something that comes with less side effects. These side effects are... read more

How do you manage muscle pain with cholesterol drugs?

What should you know about "Statin" Medications?

What do I need to know about Drug Interactions?

Whats the difference between Statins and Fibrates?

Don't understand the difference between the two and haven't been able to locate an answer?

Taking pravastatin for about a year. 40 mg until May 2021. Now on 80 mg.

I seem to have pain lifting my arms, especially right. It feels very sore, but not as much pain as when on Crestor. Seems then to have worse muscle aches. I guess I can deal with this as opposed to other statins taken. Also experience weakness in legs but this may be due to age and not enough... read more

Can I cut my pitavastatin pill in half?

I have 4mg pitavastatin pills. Can I cut a tablet in half to make 2mg?

Muscle knots from statins?

I was put on Simvastatin a few months ago. I’ve had bad muscle aches so I’ve cut it back to every other day (on my own). Now I’ve got like 2-3 hard muscle knots on each upper arm. They hurt when you apply pressure. I just wondering if this could be from the Simvastatin.

When, if ever, are some statins interchangeable?

Specifically, may I safely and effectively substitute two 40 mg tablets of pravastatin in place of one 80 mg tablet of atorvastatin?

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