Medicine Cabinet Minefields

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jan 4, 2013
  • Updated Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM UTC

Statin Medications
Such as: Lipitor, Crestor

These medicines are increasingly being used around the world to keep cholesterol levels low. They work by interfering with HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol. However, about 10 percent of users develop muscle cramping. If you’re getting unexplained cramping and you’re using these medicines, talk to your doc.

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