For most patients, mild statin-induced myopathy resolves itself within two months, according to U.S. Pharmacist. The standard treatment for severe statin-associated myopathy is stopping statin therapy. Clinicians may try... More »

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The earliest and most common symptom of statin-induced myopathy is muscle pain and stiffness, reports American Family Physician. Some patients also have an increase in the blood levels of creatine kinase, but many others... More »

The groups with a greater risk of developing statin induced myopahty include those carrying the inherited variations of the SLCO1B1 gene, are female, older, have a low body mass index, have hypertension, have hypothyroid... More »

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The earliest and most common symptom of statin-induced myopathy is muscle pain and stiffness, reports American Family Physician. Some patients also have an increase in the blood levels of creatine kinase, but many others... More »

The groups with a greater risk of developing statin induced myopahty include those carrying the inherited variations of the SLCO1B1 gene, are female, older, have a low body mass index, have hypertension, have hypothyroid... More »

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Statin myopathy can be reduced or prevented in some patients by switching to a different statin drug, according to the American Diabetes Association. In some cases, correcting other underlying medical or lifestyle issues... More »

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Statin myopathy is a form of muscle pain and weakness caused by statins, a drug used to lower cholesterol levels. High doses of statins are more likely to cause a person muscle pain, says Mayo Clinic. More »

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