Abstract Title:

Lovastatin-induced acute rhabdomyolysis.

Abstract Source:

Postgrad Med J. 1990 Apr ;66(774):294-6. PMID: 2385552

Abstract Author(s):

A D Kogan, S Orenstein

Article Affiliation:

Department of Medicine, Loyola University, Evanston 60202.


Severe rhabdomyolysis complicated by respiratory and renal failure developed three weeks after initiation of low dose lovastatin therapy in a 79 year old, non-immunocompromised patient. The concomitant use of gemfibrozil may increase the risk of this complication.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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