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Lopid Drug Interactions and Muscle PainSerious muscle problems are more likely when Lopid is first started or when the Lopid dosage is increased; but they can happen at any time. There are also certain medicines that when taken with Lopid can increase the risk of serious muscle problems. Some of these medicines include:
- Colchicine (Colcrys®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), including:
- Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) or combination medications that contain atorvastatin (Caduet®, Liptruzet™)
- Fluvastatin (Lescol®, Lescol® XL)
- Lovastatin (Altoprev®, Mevacor®) or combination medications that contain lovastatin (Advicor®)
- Pitavastatin (Livalo®)
- Pravastatin (Pravachol®)
- Rosuvastatin (Crestor®)
- Simvastatin (Zocor®) or combination medications that contain simvastatin (Juvisync®, Simcor®, Vytorin®).
Lopid and Muscle Pain: Summary
Muscle pain and aches are a rare problem for people taking Lopid. However, if muscle pain does become a problem while you're taking Lopid, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to give you other suggestions for dealing with muscle pain. If the muscle pain continues, he or she may recommend adjusting the Lopid dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
Also, if muscle aches, weakness, pain, or tenderness occur when you have a fever or feel sick, it can mean there is a serious problem. Call your healthcare provider immediately.