New study shows muscle pain is not due to statins in over 90% of those taking the treatment

September 04, 2022

In those taking statins, about 14 out of 15 reports of muscle symptoms were not attributed to statins, falling to about 9 in 10 for patients taking a high intensity treatment. Most of the reports of muscle symptoms in those taking statins occurred within the first year of treatment. For every 1000 people taking a moderate intensity statin, the treatment would cause 11 (generally mild) episodes of muscle pain or weakness. However, there have been concerns about muscle pain, and statins can, rarely, cause severe muscle problems. ‘However, it also shows how common muscle pain symptoms are.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford