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The role of Coenzyme Q10 in statin-associated myopathy

By Dr Sanjay Kalra

Abstract

Statins, or 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors,\ud are cholesterol-lowering drugs which are frequently used in the primary and secondary\ud prevention of coronary artery disease. Current research and recommendations support\ud and encourage more extensive use of these drugs.\ud However, statin usage is limited by many factors, including a high incidence of\ud statin-associated myalgia and myopathy. This review focuses on the use of Coenzyme Q\ud in statin-associated myopathy

Topics: JOURNALS
Publisher: Electronic Physician
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:6668
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