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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. Katharine Cox
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Rhabdomyolysis (Definition)

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?

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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Is rhabdomyolysis a disqualifier. Does anyone know?

Disqualifier?: Please restate your question to let us know what rhabdomyolysis is a "Disqualifier" for a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

Not common: Serious rhabdomyolisis is uncommon but needs immediate medical care. Preventable causes include overuse exercise without good hydration and use of certain recreational drugs. Mild rhabdomyolisis can occur with vigorous sports, but is rarely symptomatic and resolves quickly. The best preventive is good hydration during vigorous activity and don't overheat. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rhabdomyolysis?

What is the definition or description of: rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis: Breakdown of muscle. A pathologic condition that can lead to significant renal and metabolic problems. ...Read more

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What is Rhabdomyolysis? Rhabdo

What is Rhabdomyolysis? Rhabdo

Muscle breakdown: Breakdown of Muscle Tissue is Rhabdomyolysis. It may occur to people who overdose on Drugs or Alcohol and stay in the floor for a long time causing pressure and damage to their muscles!
It may also be caused by Medications and drug interactions between them. Like Lopid and Statins us together! The Muscle breakdown many times causes also acute kidney failure sometimes if severe requiring dialysis ...Read more

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How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

Cell Bursting: The majority of your potassium resides inside your cells. When rhadomyolosis (destruction of your muscles) occur, then these cells burst. When these cells burst, the all of the potassium is released into your bloodstream. Now you have hyperkalema. ...Read more

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Can Rhabdomyolysis happen to sedentary people when they suddenly do exercises that are considered light by athletic people?

Can Rhabdomyolysis happen to sedentary people when they suddenly do exercises that are considered light by athletic people?

Yes: This is famous, do not let it discourage you from returning to fitness. Ease into it, stay hydrated. Your physician can help ...Read more

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Cousin hasn't worked out in many years but trainer still worked him too hard and he developed rhabdomyolysis. Shouldn't the trainer have known better?

Cousin hasn't worked out in many years but trainer still worked him too hard and he developed rhabdomyolysis. Shouldn't the trainer have known better?

Yes, he should have.: Some trainers are task masters, which is perfectly fine if the person they are training has been conditioned to a high level of fitness. I always recommend that when someone starts a new athletic program, it is extremely important to start easy and work up gradually. Very sorry this happened to your cousin. Send the medical bills to the trainer. ...Read more

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Training really hard after not training for awhile can cause rhabdomyolysis. Yet I still see most trainers try to work new people hard rather than slow?

Training really hard after not training for awhile can cause rhabdomyolysis. Yet I still see most trainers try to work new people hard rather than slow?

Ease into it.: Some trainers are task masters, which is perfectly fine if the person they are training has been conditioned to a high level of fitness. It is a shame when trainers feel the need to push a newbie to exhaustion the first few weeks of a new program. Perhaps gyms are hiring trainers who don't have any formal education on the subject. It's always recommended to start easy and work up. ...Read more

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Why might taking statins lead to rhabdomyolysis?

Why might taking statins lead to rhabdomyolysis?

Nobody knows: It's well worth the risk if you need them, and many people do. Be aware of the warnings (weakness, muscle pain, dark urine). ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

No: Most office based physicians rarely see serious rhabdomyolisis. A small number of patients on certain prescription medications will develop muscle aches and can be diagnosed and readily treated. Serious rhabdomyolisis, typically caused by severe muscle injury, hyperthermia or other serious illnesses are uncommon, but are almost always seen in emergency rooms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid rhabdomyolysis while fasting for extended periods?

Can you tell me how I could avoid rhabdomyolysis while fasting for extended periods?

Not a risk: If you don't eat, you'll break down muscle protein for use elsewhere. This isn't rhabdomyolysis, but normal catabolism. What's the idea fasting like this? Despite what anybody might tell you, it's not healthy. A good spiritual advisor might point you to hard work in community service instead. Weight loss is best accomplished by exercise and eating sensibly. Talk with a few folks. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis. ...Read more

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Does getting a massage once a week cause rhabdomyolysis? If so, is massage dangerous? Once myoglobin goes to nephrons, it never leaves does it?

Does getting a massage once a week cause rhabdomyolysis? If so, is massage dangerous? Once myoglobin goes to nephrons, it never leaves does it?

No: A normal person getting a typical massage once a week or once a day, does not get rhabdomyolysis from a massage. Therefore, a massage is not dangerous in that regard. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.

How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.

Depends on: Extent of muscle damage and damage to other organs especially kidneys. It can take take up to several weeks. Stay well hydrated and rested til your doctor gives ok to resume activitiy. ...Read more

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Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Maybe: Depends on severity. A mild to moderate case will improve with hydration and supportive measures. A more severe case is still treatable but can lead to complications such as kidney failure (temporary or permanent), irregular heart beat, and/or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that the only one who really benefits from creatine use is the person selling the creatine. ...Read more

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Looking for a doctor who is very knowledgeable with post Rhabdomyolysis.

Looking for a doctor who is very knowledgeable with post Rhabdomyolysis.

Rehabilitation: After generalized muscle injury, a physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, or PM&R) can help get a person back into shape. If a PM&R doctor is not available, a Sports Medicine doctor or an Orthopedic doctor can help. If there are kidney problems, a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) can help. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis and recovered in the hospital. When will I be able to go back to running?

I was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis and recovered in the hospital. When will I be able to go back to running?

Yes, but....: If you developed rhabdomyolysis from running, you are either pushing too hard or may be experiencing a medication side effect. In either case, you need to discuss further running with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had rhabdomyolysis after working out in the gym for a week. My CK levels were 200, 000+ I stayed in the hospital for 5 days this was in September now?

I had rhabdomyolysis after working out in the gym for a week. My CK levels were 200, 000+ I stayed in the hospital for 5 days this was in September now?

Glad you're better: That was a great workout and you should be proud. If you're taking a statin medication, talk about this with your physician. Otherwise, good for you. Your muscles will heal up and now that you're more trained, you'll be less likely to have this happen again ...Read more