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I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

Yes: Iv fluids and eliminate the offending medication. In this case it is probably the Atorvastatin component of the caduet(caduet is 2 medications in one: amlodipine and atorvastatin). ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Rhabdomyolysis (Definition)

Breakdown of muscle. A pathologic condition that can lead to significant ...Read more


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Can you die from rhabdomyolysis?

Can you die from rhabdomyolysis?

Rarely: In most cases the cause of rhabdomyolysis is benign and reversible like trauma, excessive exercise, drugs, infections, toxins.. And. The treatment is hydration and preventing kidney failure in addition to treating the cause. Rarely do these cases kill the patient. In rare cases the cause of rhabdomyolysis has a bad prognosis like myositis and myopathy and here the underlying disease is what kills. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe rhabdomyolysis?

How do you treat severe rhabdomyolysis?

Hospitalization: This is not a do it yourself issue. One needs to address the cause of rhabdomyolysis, institute hydration, induce diuresis, and correct electrolyte balance among other treatments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?

What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?

Muscle pain: Rhabdomyolosis is breakdown of muscle related to extreme exercise , some drugs, high sustained fever, and exercise under extreme heat conditions. Muscle pain weakness can occur . The net result of severe disease is kidney failure. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

No recommendations: Rhabdo should have a cause and the cause should be identified then treatment will be tailored to the cause. Close follow up is very improtant depending on how bad the rhabdo is. Hosptilization might be required sometimes. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my rhabdomyolysis go away?

How fast can I make my rhabdomyolysis go away?

Depends on the route: If your kidney function is normal, and the offending activity or injury stopped, copious oral hydration should help your rhabdomyolysis resolve in a matter of days for mild cases. For more severe cases, intravenous fluids are sometimes necessary. In other cases still, the kidneys can sustain temporary injury which also requires intravenous fluids. All scenarios usually involve several days. ...Read more

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Can you treat mild rhabdomyolysis on your own?

No: Can you and should you are two different things. You probably could but rhabdo can cause such bad problems (kidney failure) why would you? Get seen, get diagnosed, get IV fluids, and keep yourself hydrated from now on. ...Read more

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Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: on the severity of the rhabdomyosis; one may have minimal symptoms to having diffuse muscle pain/weakness. In very severe cases, it could lead to renal failure and can require dialysis. ...Read more

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