Can Statin Cause Weight Gain?

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Lyrica and Statin Drugs: A Dangerous Mix?

A case was recently reported of a 70-year-old man who developed rhabdomyolysis after his Lyrica (pregabalin) dosage was increased and he was also given Zocor (simvastatin), a statin drug usually given for high cholesterol. Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream, which is harmful to the kidneys and often causes kidney damage.


When he arrived at the emergency room, the man was mentally disoriented, he...

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