My Doctor Just Put Me On A Statin. Are Side-Effects Such As Muscle And Liver Damage Common?

Question: My doctor just put me on a statin. I understand it helps lower cholesterol, but I am worried about side-effects such as muscle and liver damage. Is this common?Answer: The class of drugs called 'statins' are very effective at lowering cholesterol and at preventing coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and death from coronary artery disease. So for many people whose doctors prescribe these drugs, these are lifesaving treatments.Unfortunately, they can cause muscle aches and liver...Full Story
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