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                                             CERIVASTATIN-Report of rhabdomyolysis

It belongs to a class of lipid lowering drugs,known as ‘’statins’’. While all statins could potentially cause dangerous muscle reaction ,rhabdomyolysis appears more frequent with cerivastatin,especially when used in high doses,in the elderly or when taken with gemfibrozil, another cholesterol  lowering drug

Lovastatin(mevacor),pravastatin(pravachol),simvastatin(Zocor),fluvastatin(lescol) and atorvastatin(Lipitor) are five other atatins that may be used as an alternative to cerivastatin.

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