A case with severe rhabdomyolysis and renal failure associated with cerivastatin-gemfibrozil combination therapy: A case report

ÖZDEMİR Ö., Boran M., Gokce V., Uzun Y., Kocak B., Korkmaz S.

Angiology, vol.51, no.8, pp.695-697, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: Angiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-697
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Gemfibrozil-statin combination therapy is a well-known risk factor for myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Cerivastatin is a currently available statin with dual elimination; it is therefore expected to cause less drug-drug interaction. This case is the second reported case with severe rhabdomyolysis caused by cerivastatin-gemfibrozil combination. Moreover, in this case, the rhabdomyolysis was more severe and caused severe renal failure and death. The authors discuss how these drugs cause rhabdomyolysis and how rhabdomyolysis can cause renal failure.