Statin toxicity: a situation that mimics viral hepatitis.

Cokca F., Ozkan S., Nergisoglu G., Memikoglu O., Azap A.

International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, vol.43, no.11, pp.543-5, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.5414/cpp43543
  • Journal Name: International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-5
  • Keywords: statins, rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, HIGH-DOSE SIMVASTATIN, RHABDOMYOLYSIS
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


A case is presented involving a female patient who experienced rhabdomyolysis following high-dose therapy with a statin. Acute renal failure was a complicating factor necessitating the use of hemodialysis. The patient recovered fully within about 6 weeks. © 2005 Dustri-Verlag Dr. K. Feistle.