Letters Myalgia while taking statins

Once weekly rosuvastatin is useful in statin intolerance

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7457 (Published 19 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7457
  1. Donald Macaulay, general practitioner1
  1. 1Ashgrove Health Centre, Blackburn EH47 7LL, UK
  1. drdmacaulay{at}hotmail.com

I was surprised that the 10 minute consultation on myalgia while taking statins did not mention once weekly rosuvastatin.1 We have prescribed this successfully for patients who were previously intolerant to statins. This approach has been used for many years.2


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345s:e7457


  • Competing interests: None declared.


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