Rhabdomyolysis News and Research

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Rhabdomyolysis (often shortened to simply "rhabdo") is the rapid breakdown (''lysis'') of skeletal muscle (''rhabdomyo'') due to injury to muscle tissue.
Do statins cause muscle problems?

Do statins cause muscle problems?

Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) shown to significantly reduce major cardiovascular events

Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) shown to significantly reduce major cardiovascular events

Sedative propofol could be fatal

Sedative propofol could be fatal

AstraZeneca submits sNDA for SEROQUEL XR for treatment of major depressive disorder

AstraZeneca submits sNDA for SEROQUEL XR for treatment of major depressive disorder

Lilly knocked back by FDA on Zyprexa for schizophrenia treatment

Lilly knocked back by FDA on Zyprexa for schizophrenia treatment

AstraZeneca submits sNDAs for SEROQUEL XR for bipolar symptoms

AstraZeneca submits sNDAs for SEROQUEL XR for bipolar symptoms

Discovery of gene responsible for statin-induced muscle pain

Discovery of gene responsible for statin-induced muscle pain

Benefits of statin drugs continue for years

Benefits of statin drugs continue for years

Kidney specialists review plans for disaster response

Kidney specialists review plans for disaster response

Rosuvastatin well tolerated by a broad range of patients with dyslipidemia

Rosuvastatin well tolerated by a broad range of patients with dyslipidemia

Schering-Plough announces ZETIA spproved in Japan

Schering-Plough announces ZETIA spproved in Japan

How low should our cholesterol be and just how safe are statins?

How low should our cholesterol be and just how safe are statins?

Soldiers at risk for heat illnesses

Soldiers at risk for heat illnesses

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns

New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns

Statins appear to be safe for people with fatty liver disease

Statins appear to be safe for people with fatty liver disease

FDA issues information on the risks and benefits of Crestor

FDA issues information on the risks and benefits of Crestor

Information about serious adverse effects of cerivastatin were known within months after drug launched

Information about serious adverse effects of cerivastatin were known within months after drug launched

Patients taking the lipid-lowering medications have a relatively low risk of developing rhabdomyolysis

Patients taking the lipid-lowering medications have a relatively low risk of developing rhabdomyolysis

Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis

Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis