Statin side effects: Risk of drug-induced eczema may be ‘significant' among users – study

Myalgia, however, is the most common side effect of the drug, with documented rates from one to 10 percent.

Serious side effects, such as rhabdomyolysis, are far rarer, occurring in less than 0.1 percent of users.

The drug, however, is notorious for having a strong nocebo effect, which occurs when people experience negative effects from a drug based on an expectation of harm.

It is believed this effect is accountable for a high number of muscle-related complaints.


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