Rhabdomyolysis with atorvastatin and fusidic acid has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Rhabdomyolysis with atorvastatin and fusidic acid.
Postgrad Med J. 2008 Jun ;84(992):325-7. PMID: 18644925
The Heart Hospital, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH, UK. [email protected]
Rhabdomyolysis is a rare but life-threatening complication of statin therapy. A 74-year-old man, treated with atorvastatin, developed rhabdomyolysis after the co-administration of fusidic acid and flucloxacillin. The patient recovered with supportive treatment and subsequently tolerated reintroduction of atorvastatin. Pharmacokinetic interactions can cause raised plasma statin concentrations, which can precipitate rhabdomyolysis in the presence of certain predisposing biological factors.