Can statin drugs cause back muscle spasms?

Asked By: Ryan Steuber
Date created: Sun, May 30, 2021 5:41 AM
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Statins are one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs. These potentially life-saving medications have some important medical uses, but the downside is that they could also cause muscle pain or muscle cramps—also known as statin-induced muscle pain.
Answered By: Naomi Steuber
Date created: Mon, May 31, 2021 7:44 AM

Statins, muscle pain and your health | dr. marc mcdade

Statins, muscle pain and your health | dr. marc mcdade
Unfortunately, there are some uncomfortable or even painful side effects associated with statins. Taking statins, many patients report, causes them to get muscle spasms among other side effects. Until recently, the medical community largely overlooked multiple claims of these side effects by patients.
Answered By: Lamar Purdy
Date created: Tue, Jun 1, 2021 3:25 AM
You should know upfront that not everyone who takes a statin will have muscle pain, and muscle pain from statins might show up differently for different people. For example, you could feel muscle weakness, soreness, aches, stiffness, or cramps. The severity of these side effects can range from mildly irritating to almost unbearable.
Answered By: Ellis Tillman
Date created: Tue, Jun 1, 2021 5:49 PM
3 Answers - Posted in: atorvastatin, muscle twitching, muscle - Answer: I would venture to say that it is definitely an affect of the statin...
Answered By: Yesenia Rau
Date created: Tue, Jun 1, 2021 8:19 PM
Statins can occasionally cause muscle inflammation (swelling) and damage. Speak to your doctor if you have muscle pain, tenderness or weakness that cannot be explained – for example, pain that is not caused by physical work.
Answered By: Brody O'Reilly
Date created: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 6:09 AM
Atorvastatin is blockbuster molecule. Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effect as well. Back pain and muscle problems are the most common side effect of the drug. About one in 10 people who start a statin, reports a complaint of muscle ache and pains. This condition is known as statin induced myopathy.
Answered By: Isai O'Conner
Date created: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 8:20 AM
There is some evidence that people who have exercised regularly before taking statins are less likely to experience muscle pain and cramping. Although gentle stretching may relieve muscle cramps, beginning a new vigorous exercise regimen while taking a statin may increase the risk of muscle pain. Ramp up your lifestyle changes.
Answered By: Jordyn Pagac
Date created: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 8:20 PM
The occurrence of pain and cramps in people on statin meds is well documented. In unusual cases this can case rapid and severe damage to the muscles, a condition called rhabdomyolysis which is where the muscle tissue actually dissolves (as is always mentioned in the statin ads.) As the levels fall you can suffer muscle pain and/or cramping.
Answered By: Ariane Doyle
Date created: Thu, Jun 3, 2021 9:58 AM
Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-ih-sis). Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins.
Answered By: Michelle Kuhic
Date created: Fri, Jun 4, 2021 6:16 AM
Statins are medications prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol. These medications can sometimes cause muscle pain (myalgia), muscle weakness or, very rarely, severe muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis). But these occur as a result of direct muscle damage, not damage to nerve cells.
Answered By: Rozella Bradtke
Date created: Fri, Jun 4, 2021 11:21 AM
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