Abstract Title:

Rhabdomyolysis induced by a single dose of a statin has been reported.

Abstract Source:

Heart. 2004 Jan ;90(1):e3. PMID: 14676266

Abstract Author(s):

S Jamil, P Iqbal

Article Affiliation:

Medical Directorate, Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Calow, Chesterfield, UK.


Statins have been shown to cause myotoxicity and rhabdomyolysis. In most cases rhabdomyolysis occurs following the use of these drugs for at least one week. A case of rhabdomyolysis after just a single dose of simvastatin is reported.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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