Abstract Title:

Simvastatin-induced rhabdomyolysis and acute renal injury.

Abstract Source:

Blood Purif. 2008 ;26(4):394-8. Epub 2008 Jul 1. PMID: 18594138

Abstract Author(s):

Abdelkarim Waness, Sami Bahlas, Saad Al Shohaib

Article Affiliation:

Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [email protected]


Simvastatin is one of the most commonly prescribed CoA reductase inhibitors. The safety profile of this drug has been widely discussed in the medical and consumer advocacy communities. Like other statins, simvastatin can cause a serious and potentially life-threatening complication: rhabdomyolysis. We describe a case of simvastatin-induced rhabdomyolysis complicated by acute renal failure requiring urgent hemodialysis. The relative safety of simvastatin compared to other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and the conditions that can potentiate its toxicity are discussed. The clinical features of rhabdomyolysis, and subsequent acute renal failure, and their treatment modalities are presented.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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