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Risk of rhabdomyolysis when simvastatin is used with amiodarone

Saturday, August 9, 2008

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FDA notified healthcare professionals of the risk of muscle injury, rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure or death, when simvastatin is used with amiodarone. This risk is dose-related and increases when a dose of simvastatin greater than 20 mg per day is given with amiodarone. Although a revision of the simvastatin labeling in 2002 […]

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Crestor Linked to Rhabdomyolysis (Fatal Muscle Disease)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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The prescription drug Crestor, also known as rosuvastatin, is produced by AstraZeneca and is used to lower cholesterol levels and treat various lipid disorders. Crestor belongs to class of drugs called statins that are often prescribed to lower harmful cholesterol levels. Statins such as Crestor work by reducing the production of an enzyme which causes […]

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