The vast majority of the patients who take statins don’t ever have to worry about the side effect of muscle symptoms. Even among those who do experience muscle damage, with weakness and elevated levels of muscle enzymes such as creatine kinase (CK), symptoms generally go away when the statin is stopped.
In this edition of LEAP Rounds, Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine discusses statin triggered autoimmune myopathy: a rare but serious complication of cholesterol-lowering drugs.
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