Q. I have read about how people experience muscle pain with Zetia and statin-type cholesterol drugs. That happened to me as well. My doctor prescribed TriCor instead and it has lowered my cholesterol and triglycerides. Maybe this will help someone else.

A. TriCor (fenofibrate) works differently from statins and Zetia. It can be an effective cholesterol-lowering drug that rarely causes muscle pain.

As with many other cholesterol medications, liver enzymes should be monitored. Gallstones are another possible complication. TriCor is pricey, though, and can cost over $100 a month.

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  1. Tony Best

    I began having what was later described as “groin pain” around May 5, 2015. During the next 14 months I was in moderate to severe pain in my groin and down both inner thighs. Fourteen (14) doctors; three ER trips: X-Rays, MRI, CT Scans, Ultrasound, barrage of blood tests, and No Clue! Nothing! I was on some Schedule II Narcotics. Now I’m going to Physical Therapy for “Pelvic Dysfunction. It seems to be helping. But I heard about “statin drugs. I was put on Pravastatin in April 2015, just before the groin pain began. And I just read about elbow pain and I have severe elbow pain. No more Pravastatin for me. I welcome comments.

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