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Are painful and tired legs a side effect of Atorvastatin?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I take a dance class for Parkinson's. I also take Atorvastatin for chorlesterol even though I have a normal lab. My legs get tired and painful during class. I do not feel I can stand. Could this be due to the medication? I take 10 ml. Blevin2495@aolcom
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is possible.

Detailed Answer:

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Myalgia (muscles pain), limbs pain, fatigue, these are all possible adverse effects of Atorvastatin use.So, the answer is yes, this medicine may be the reason for your symptoms.

Please discuss this with your Doctor.If not really necessary,you can stop it.

Take care.

Dr. Erion Spaho,
Neurologist, Surgical

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