severe muscle pain in patients taking both gemfibrozil (Lopid) and Baycol or other statins

Are you seeing more cases of severe muscle pain in patients taking both gemfibrozil (Lopid) and Baycol or other statins?

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 muscle damage. The risk is very low...but it's a bit higher when the drugs are combined.

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