Risk Factors for Statin-Induced Myopathy

  • High statin doses
  • People whom are frail or have a small frame
  • Elderly
  • Perioperative periods
  • Untreated hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Renal Diseases
  • Liver Diseases
  • Medications:  Nicotinic Acid, Fibrates (especially gemfibrozil), CYP450 3A4 Inhibitors (for simvastatin, lovastatin, and atorvastatin)

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