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Serious muscle problems are more likely to occur when Tricor is first started or when the Tricor dosage is increased, but they can happen at any time. There are also certain medicines that can increase the risk of serious muscle problems when taken with Tricor. Some of these medicines include:
- 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®).
Tricor and Muscle Pain: Summary
For people taking Tricor, muscle pain and aches are a rare problem. However, if muscle pain becomes a problem while you are taking Tricor, 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 Tricor dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
Also, if muscle aches, weakness, pain, or tenderness occurs with a fever or feeling of sickness, it can mean there is a serious problem. Call your healthcare provider immediately.