Harvard Heart Letter

Muscle aches and pains from statin use

People who take statins without experiencing muscle pain or discomfort do not need regular blood tests to check for muscle damage. Anyone who takes a statin and experiences severe muscle pain and weakness, however, should seek medical help immediately.

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