Reversing Statin Side Effects


Asked by Smokin Mike

Reversing Statin Side Effects

I have been taking Vytorin 10/40 for four years. I have many of the symptoms that I have read about that statins may cause such as muscle weakness, apathy, low energy, hip pain on walking, "brain fog" etc. Upon stopping this drug (I am taking 400 mg. coq10) can I expect these symptoms to resolve and if so, what might the time frame be? I only stopped the drug yesterday.

Thanks, Mike


Hi Mike,

The average time frame for the side effects of statin medications to resolve is approximately 7-10 according to Dr. Gau.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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