Do you lose weight with atorvastatin?

Aubrey Mcbroom asked, updated on December 2nd, 2022; Topic: do statins make you lose weight
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The drug, a stimulant, helped patients lose weight (46% of people lost 10% or more of their body weight in clinical trials) but also affected heart rate. In 2005, sales in the U.S. were about $60 million, with another $240 million abroad.

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Yet, what happens when you stop statins?

Stopping your statin has been linked to increased risk for cardiovascular events (like heart attack) and death in patients with coronary artery disease. In a recent 8-year study, more than half of patients stopped their statin believing they were experiencing a side effect.

Without doubt, do statins make you urinate more? The study also found that statins were linked to fewer sleep disturbances, but an increase in reports of needing to urinate at night and urinate more frequently, while there were too few reports of cognitive problems to draw any conclusions.

All the same, do statins cause restless legs?

DEAR READER: Restless Legs Syndrome is not a known side effect of simvastatin; however, all of your other symptoms were.

Can you drink alcohol while taking a statin?

Although taking the two together has no direct risks, both statins and alcohol can impair liver function and cause tissue damage. Mixing alcohol and statins can, therefore, increase the burden on the liver, potentially raising the risk of liver damage or disease.

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Do statins cause bowel problems?

Unfortunately, all drugs can cause side effects for some people, and statins are no exception. In the short term, the most common side effects are related to your digestive system - bloating, diarrhoea, tummy pain, etc.

Can statins cause dementia?

The researchers found that of 300 older adults with mildly impaired thinking and memory, those using "lipophilic" statins were more likely to develop dementia over the next eight years. Lipophilic statins include such widely used medications as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor) and lovastatin (Altoprev).

Why do statins make your legs ache?

Statin medications and low cholesterol levels can both contribute to low CoQ10 levels. Calcium leakage. Calcium helps muscles contract, but when calcium leaks from muscle cells unintentionally, it can damage your muscle cells which causes muscle pain.

Do statins make arthritis worse?

Study: β€œThe only significant finding indicated that increased duration of statin use was associated with worsening in knee pain and osteoarthritis.” There is no general consensus that statins help or statins make things worse.