Muscle pains and CK

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

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ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Muscle pains and CK

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• Myalgia may occur after lipid-lowering treatment, especially statins. • True myositis is accompanied by a raised creatine kinase (CK) level in the blood. • Minor elevations of CK are common and may not relate to statin treatment. • Severe myositis or rhabdomyolysis is rare. • Myalgia can be reduced by lowering the dose of statin, adding in other treatment, or changing to another statin.

Chapter.  1578 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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