Title Statins unlikely to cause muscle pain Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Medical Republic Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 1/09/22 Description Only around one in 100 patients who take statins will get muscle pain from them in the first year, and the likelihood drops further after that, a major new analysis suggests...
“The study should give us pause for thought before taking patients off statins,” said Dr Mark Morgan, professor of general practice at Bond University and chair of the RACGP expert committee on quality care.
“This study gathers a lot of evidence together to demonstrate that statin-induced muscle pain or weakness is uncommon in the first year of use.
“In subsequent years very few, if any, patients develop new onset muscle pains and weakness as a consequence of their statin treatment.”
Producer/Author Helen Tobler Persons Mark Morgan