An Introduction to Statin Side Effects
Just like any medicine, statins
can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes them will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate statin drugs quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with statins. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of statin side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of Statin Drugs
The particular side effects vary with each individual statin medication, as does the particular percentages for each side effect that were reported during clinical trials. However, some side effects seem to occur with several different statins. Such common statin side effects include: