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I am sorry to hear about your husband.
Statins are known to cause rhabdomyolysis and whenever a person complaints of a muscle pain; testing for the muscle enzymes and stopping the statins is mandatory. Please read the resource which specifically mentions statins responsible for the rhabdomyolysis;
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I am a general surgeon and sport medicine specialist. I deal with the muscle pains so know about the medications also which are responsible for them.
The muscle pains are very common side effects of the statins and if one is complaining of the muscle pain statins should not be increased. On the contrary they should be considered to be stopped and non statin medications like Niacin are considered as an option for cholesterol control.
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Yes. Statins can be the cause or the aggravating factor.