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I supposed to be taking Candesartan (8mg), Statin

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I supposed to be taking Candesartan (8mg), Statin (Simvastatin 20 mg) and aspirin. The side effects of tiredness and weekness have depressed me to such an extent that I have stopped the statins for over two weeks. I feel slightlyt better. I have an appointment with my doctor in a fortnight: how do you advise me to proceed?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  dr.vikrambhatt replied 7 years ago.

The side effects associated with Simvastatin are-

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
lack of energy
extreme tiredness.

The side effects associated with Candesartan are -

muscle ache ache
back pain
Yes, it is is common to have such side effects with this medication.

Your doctor can change , this medication with other group of medications.

So, it is important that you should visit a doctor

Take care

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