@Sandy You are correct. I remove all patients from all statins when they have osteoporosis because it blocks normal cholesterol synthesis that is required for the hormones that control bone density. Moreover, there is scant evidence that primary prevention for all elderly patients with hypercholesterolemia would save lives or reduce morbidity. There is really no good data that statins do anything for women for primary prevention over the age of 60. In men that number appears to be seventy. Therefore this is something you must discuss with your prescribing doctor. I suggest most people read my blog, What really causes heart disease before they ever agree to fill a Rx for a statin. Cholesterol does not cause heart disease. Inflammation does. There are better strategies to manage inflammation and heart disease risk in my view. I have pulled my own elderly family off all their statins in the last 5 years and all of them have shown dramatic improvements in muscle aches, mobility and in bone mass accural.