Can vitamin D supplementation decrease risk of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis in patients receiving statin therapy?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Perhaps. In patients with a history of statin-induced myalgia or myopathy and documented low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplementation allows more than 88% of patients to tolerate statin therapy with the same or an alternate statin (SOR: B, cohort studies).

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