Your Cholesterol Drug Could Be Hurting You

I paid attention to this one as I use Crestor once a day.

According to a study in JAMA, using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions, joint diseases and injuries..

While statins effectively lower cardiovascular illnesses and death, the full spectrum of musculoskeletal adverse events (AEs) is unknown. These include muscle weakness, muscle cramps and tendon diseases.

Ishak Mansi, M.D., of the VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, and colleagues utilized data from a military health care system to determine whether statins were associated with musculoskeletal conditions based on statin use during the 2005 fiscal year.åÊ

‰ÛÏMusculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies, injuries and pain are more common among statin users than among similar nonusers. The full spectrum of statins‰Ûª musculoskeletal adverse events may not be fully explored, and further studies are warranted, especially in physically active individuals,‰Û the authors notes.

My want to check with your physician.