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Letters Statin induced myopathy

Use of statins with ciclosporin

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 02 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2788
  1. Brian Camilleri, consultant nephrologist1
  1. 1Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich IP4 5PD
  1. brian.camilleri{at}

    Sathasivam and Lecky say that lipophilic statins (simvastatin, atorvastatin, lovastatin) are more likely to produce muscular effects than are relatively hydrophilic agents (pravastatin, rosuvastatin, fluvastatin).1

    However, simvastatin, atorvastatin, …

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