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FDA Issues Warning on Rare Muscle Injury

by Rajashri on August 12, 2008 at 5:10 PM
 FDA Issues Warning on Rare Muscle Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that patients using a combination of simvastatin and anti-arrhythmia medicine amiodarone could suffer a rare fatal muscle injury.

The injury called rhabdomyolysis may lead to kidney failure or even death.

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The FDA said it had already warned about this condition in 2002, but that patients were still being prescribed this combination.

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