Muscle problems are often associated with the use of statins (drugs used to lower cholesterol
) of all types (including atorvastatin
, simurstatin, etc.).
Once the muscle problems are noticed, usually, I recommend my patients to stop using statins; instead, lifestyle and diet changes can help them to lower cholesterol.
So, I do suggest to stop taking statins of any type (even simurstatin) and discuss such problems with your doctor reminding him/her about the latest warnings over the statin use.
Hope it helped!