Altoprev and Muscle Pain: An Introduction
While most people tolerate Altoprev®
) well, there are possible side effects that can occur. For people taking Altoprev, muscle pain is a common side effect. In previous clinical studies, muscle pain occurred in up to 3 percent of people taking Altoprev.
Altoprev and Muscle Pain -- What to Watch For
Most people who have muscle pain while on Altoprev have no other muscle symptoms. However, in rare cases (less than 0.2 percent) people can develop a serious problem with their muscles while on Altoprev, and muscle pain can be one of those symptoms. Two serious muscle problems that are rarely seen in people taking Altoprev are myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is very serious because it can cause muscles to break down, which can cause the kidneys to stop working properly (acute kidney failure) and, in some cases, result in loss of life.
If while on Altoprev you develop muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (especially if you also have a fever or feel ill), call your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign that you have a serious condition that needs treatment right away.