Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
alcolholism and statins
An_243684 posted:
what happens if you drink alcolhol while taking simvastatin?
bobby75703 responded:
An alcoholic beverage once in a great while probably won't make any difference.

However if a person is an alcoholic and consumes a significant quantity of alcohol, it places them at greater risk of damage from the statin. This is well outlined in the medical literature, showing alcoholism as greater risk for muscle pain and weakness while taking statins.

Featuring Experts

There are no Expert stories for this community right now

Helpful Tips

try the q
I've been taking CoQ10 200mg every night since being on statins.It helps me with muscle aches caused by the statins without any side ... More
Was this Helpful?
2 of 2 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.