Cholesterol-lowering statins are widely used but are also not tolerated by many people because the side effects can be unbearable. The most common adverse events include muscle aches and pain and increases in blood sugar that can lead to type 2 diabetes. Statins can also lead to a life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis. This condition can cause muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. Rhabdomyolysis is a rare statin side effect, but a case study published in the International Journal of General Medicine has found that the type 2 diabetes medication Januvia taken with a statin may increase the ... Read More
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