severe muscle pain in patients taking both a statin and gemfibrozil (Lopid)

Are you seeing more cases of severe muscle pain in patients taking both a statin and gemfibrozil (Lopid)?

This combo is being used more these days...for patients who need to lower both LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

The problem is that each drug can cause myopathy. The risk is very low...but it's higher when the drugs are combined.

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