Statin-Induced Neuropathic Pain: A Case Report

  • Nima Vaziri School of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran.
  • Habib Mofakham 2. Neuromuscular research center, Department of physical medicine and rehabiliation, University of California, Davis
  • Fanak Fahimi Mail 3. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, neuropathic pain, peripheral neuropathy, naranjo scale


The most reported form of statin induced pain is myalgia, conversely peripheral neuropathy is a rare side effect. We report a patient who received rosuvastatin for hypercholesterolemia and experienced episodes of pain in both hands during the night. Rosuvastatin was stopped and atorvastatin was replaced. Re-introduction with another statin resulted in a more severe form of the similar adverse effect after 4 months. This is a rare adverse effect of a extensively prescribed class of drug. Physicians should be aware of the possibility of peripheral neuropathy symptoms in patients on statin therapy.


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Vaziri N, Mofakham H, Fahimi F. Statin-Induced Neuropathic Pain: A Case Report. J Pharm Care. 7(4):120-122.
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