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) is more potent than its predecessor Lipitor (Atorvastatin
) and is more effective even at a lower dose when compared to atorvastatin.Muscular pain
is a common side effect of both the drugs. If you experience severe muscle pain
, either switching to other statin or reducing the dose may be considered.
Though very rare,Rhabdomyolysis
is said to be a serious complication of statin use which is characterised by severe soreness and pain in muscles. And if left unnoticed will cause renal damage.
Statins are to be taken during night hours preferably as cholesterol synthesis in the body takes place at that time. And changing the time of dosage will not make any difference in the outcome of side effects.
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