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can statins cause elevated creatinine levels

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
51 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin c ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Maybe at high doses: LIMITED data has suggested that statins at higher doses, i.e. more than 40 mg simvastatin a day, might contribute to acute renal failure. This is coun ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Statin drugs: Recommendations about who should take statin drugs are based on a very large amount of clinical data and represent evidence-based scientific medicine. ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Diet change: It is possible to not need drugs in some patients with high cholesterol. See "diet" at: More info at [email protected]
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fatty liver: Your LDL is rather high, diet and exercise will help, but will take time, statins can help in the beginning to accelerate the process, still see your ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Talk to your MD: Statins are wonderful medicines to lower cholesterol and help control your lipid levels. They can have some side effects which are bothersome such as ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
statins: Sometimes creatine phosphokinase levels are elevated in people taking statins. Some people having statin related muscle pains get relief from creatine ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Combination: It may be a combination of factors. Discuss with your pcp. He may suggest some other tests, including an ultrasound of your liver.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Weight loss: 20 pound weight loss would do it. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, be ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
GGT: I have seen alcohol intake cause elevated GGT. I would abstain from alcoholic beverages for 2 weeks and repeat the test.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not likely: Usually muscle aches.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. CalviN Roseth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
LDL: This would depend on your past medical history,family history,and physical exam. If no history of diabetes,heart disease,stroke,hypertension it may no ... Read More
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