By the way, doctor: Should coenzyme Q10 be taken with statins?

Published: February, 2010

Q. I take a statin. Should I be taking coenzyme Q10 to protect myself against the muscle pain that statins can cause?

A. Statin drugs cause muscle pain in about 3% to 10% of people who take them, so your concern about muscle pain is understandable. Statins can also cause muscle inflammation, or myositis, although only about one-half of 1% of statin users are affected.

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