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Statins side effects: Regularly drinking alcohol increases 'myopathy' risk – warning signs

Life & StyleStatins side effects: Regularly drinking alcohol increases 'myopathy' risk - warning signs


The NHS notes a review of scientific studies into the effectiveness of statins found around one in every 50 people who take the medicine for five years will avoid a serious event, such as a heart attack or stroke, as a result.

Nonetheless, there are some potential side effects. The NHS says other side effects can vary between different statins, but side effects can include a headache, dizziness, feeling sick, muscle pain, and feeling unusually tired or physically weak.

Two other common side effects are sleep problems and low blood platelet count.Uncommon side effects include skin problems, such as acne or an itchy red rash. 

The NHS says rare side effects of statins include loss of sensation or tingling in the nerve endings of the hands and feet, which is called peripheral neuropathy.



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