Side effects of statin drugs.

Q: Why would my body hurt shortly after I take two statin drugs? Every muscle in my body hurts. Could I have allergies to statin drugs?

A: Muscle pain is a common side effect of the class of cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins.  Sometimes muscle pain is  the first sign of a potentially life threatening inflammation of muscle tissue called rhabdomyolysis.  Call your doctor. To learn more about rhabdomyolysis go to this article on the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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