There was traces of muscle tissues or cells found in blood. What would this mean & is it serious? Thankyou. Tim Day
Yes, this is serious and your doctor is right to tell you to stop.
Very rarely Atorvastatin can cause rhabdomyolysis - a serious condition that causes muscle cells to break down. Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death.
- Atorvastatin Information for Consumers
- Atorvastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Atorvastatin (detailed)
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