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Lovastatin-induced acute rhabdomyolysis.
  1. A. D. Kogan,
  2. S. Orenstein
  1. 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.

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