Rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure after changing statin-fibrate combinations

J. Bradley Oldemeyer, Richard J. Lund, Matt Koch, A. John Meares, Robert W. Dunlay

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Abstract

Statin-fibrate combinations are commonly used to treat hyperlipidemia. These drugs have been previously reported to cause rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure. Whether different statin-fibrate combinations have different risks for rhabdomyolysis is not known. We report a patient who developed rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure pomptly after switching from the combination of pravastatin and fenofibrate to simvastatin and gemfibrozil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-128
Number of pages2
JournalCardiology
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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