Now that Baycol (cerivastatin) is off the market, patients are asking whether the other statins are safer

Now that Baycol (cerivastatin) is off the market, patients are asking whether the other statins are safer.

The answer is yes. The incidence of severe muscle damage was almost 10 times higher with Baycol than the other statins.

This problem was usually seen with the higher 0.8 mg dose...or when it was combined with gemfibrozil (Lopid).

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