Response to cholesterol lowering medication

Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries and narrow or even block them.

Statins are relatively safe for most people. But they can also cause serious muscle problems. Some statins also interact adversely with other drugs. You may have fewer side effects with one statin drug than another.

A study1 showed that statin intolerance which is manifested primarily through muscle symptoms (myopathy) is associated with genomic variation in COQ2 and thus perhaps with the CoQ10 pathway.

Related to:
Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Fluvastatin (Lescol), Lovastatin (Altoprev), Pitavastatin (Livalo), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Rosuvastatin (Crestor) and Simvastatin (Zocor).