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Atrial fib, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol. Prescribed with Simvastatin, Sotalol. Can these medications be taken together?

I am 70 yrs old. for 2 weeks in early june my doc put me on Pravastatin, I had servere mucsle pain. He stopped these, now wants me to start taking Simvastatin. I have Atrail fib and take Sotalol also on Warfarin . Type 2 Diabetes was diagnosed in June also high cholesterol . He said to start taking this other Statin in 2 weeks time . I am at a lost as to what to do, after reading all the comments on line. Amelia from sussex
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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in your case statin is definately indicated for preventive aspect
as in past you had a problem of muscle pain with pravastatin so need to stop it
now you can try with other molecule like simvastatin , initially start with low dose then gradually increase dose
if you got muscle pain then you need to stop it
adopt healthy life style
avoid food rich in fat like oil , dhee , butter , fried food ,red meat etc will also help you in controlling your cholesterol level
take care
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