High Potency Statins Linked to Kidney Injury

The British Medical is reporting on a study that links high potency statins with acute kidney injury.

The Canadian studyconcludes that the “use of high potency statins is associated with an increased rate of diagnosis for acute kidney injury in hospital admissions compared with low potency statins. The effect seems to be strongest in the first 120 days after initiation of statin treatment.”

The study was designed as a retrospective observational analysis of administrative databases and involved data from 7 Canadian databases, 1 UK and 1 US database. In all, information from 2 067 639 patients aged 40 years or older was examined and matched with 10 controls.

The report concludes that the risk of renal injury from high potency statins seems strongest in the first 120 days of treatment.

Suzanne B. Robotti

Suzanne Robotti founded MedShadow Foundation in 2012. Learn more about Su and her mission.

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