Now that Baycol (cerivastatin) is off the market, patients are asking whether the other statins are safer.

Now that Baycol (cerivastatin) is off the market, patients are asking whether the other statins are safer.

The answer is yes. The incidence of severe muscle damage is 10 times higher with Baycol than the other statins.

Fatal rhabdomyolysis most frequently occurs with the 0.8 mg dose or when it's used in combination with gemfibrozil (Lopid).

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