Statins cause fatigue, study finds
Moderate statin use is associated with increased tiredness and exertional fatigue, research shows.
The study — reportedly the first randomised trial on the subject — included 1016 people with elevated LDL cholesterol who received simvastatin (20mg), pravastatin (40mg) or placebo for six months.
Statin users, especially women, reported a significant increase in tiredness and exertional fatigue compared with subjects given placebo, the study found. Patients with