Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Current Guidelines for Lipid Management?

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI; Mary Ellen T. Sweeney, MD


March 25, 2016

Statins are commonly associated with myalgias. Current recommendations include trying other statins or lowering the dose. A 10- to 14-day statin vacation may be attempted. Current evidence is inconclusive for treating myalgia with vitamin D and coenzyme Q. If a patient appears to be intolerant to a statin, clinicians are encouraged to try other statins in reduced doses before ruling out all statins. Niacin should not be used in combination therapy with a statin but may be considered as monotherapy.

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