High-dose statins may raise kidney damage risk, study finds

03/20/2013 | HealthDay News

People who took high doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs had a 34% greater risk of being hospitalized for acute kidney injury within the first 120 days of treatment than those who took lower doses, a large study in Canada found. "The lowest dose of statin required to achieve therapeutic goals should be prescribed," study author Colin Dormuth said. The findings were published online in the journal BMJ.

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