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Ask the doctor: Could my statin or exercise be affecting my kidneys?

February 01, 2009

Ask the doctor

Could my statin or exercise be affecting my kidneys?

Q. Can muscle damage from a statin, or from strenuous exercise, elevate creatinine even after I stopped taking the statin and exercising but continue to take Zetia and Diovan HCT?

A. Statins and strenuous exercise can both damage muscles, but the effect should fade once the statin is stopped or the muscles recover from exercise.

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