RHABDOMYOLYSIS INCREASED WITH STATINS – (08-28-06)By
Clinical Perspectives of Statin-Induced Rhabdomyolysis
This is about as screwed up as it gets… Rhabdomyolysis is a condition were your muscles essentially melt, and the increased burden on the kidneys can be fatal (this is the reason Baycol was pulled off the market) Increased risk of rhabdomyolysis was seen in patients w/ elevated trigylcerides (almost always given for Syndrome X despite this being a VERY poor Rx approach) and perioperatively (the research is constantly pounding to give statins on leaving the hospital). And, if you exercise your risk is higher!!! Given that this class of drugs is being pushed on everyone with a cholesterol level that even gets close to 200, we’re definitely going to see some major ramifications in the next few yrs.
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