HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins)


  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor) (see Atorvastatin, [[Atorvastatin]])
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol) see Fluvastatin, [[Fluvastatin]])
  • Lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor) see Lovastatin, [[Lovastatin]])
  • Pitavastatin (Livalo)
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol) (see Pravastatin, [[Pravastatin]])
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor) (see Rosuvastatin, [[Rosuvastatin]])
  • Simvastatin (Zocor) (see Simvastatin, [[Simvastatin]])


  • HMG-CoA Reductase inhibitors

Adverse Effects

Neurologic Adverse Effects

Exacerbation of Myasthenia Gravis (see Myasthenia Gravis, [[Myasthenia Gravis]])

  • Physiology: class effect (these drugs have a clear effect on Myasthenia Gravis)

Rheumatologic Adverse Effects

Rhabdomyolysis (see Rhabdomyolysis, [[Rhabdomyolysis]])

  • Epidemiology
  • Physiology: class effect

Other Adverse Effects

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