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Rhabdomyolysis (cont.)

Rhabdomyolysis Prevention

The risk of rhabdomyolysis exists for patients taking statin and fibrate medications for high cholesterol control. Information is often provided to these patients to be aware of the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis.

Exercise programs and routines need to be thoughtfully planned to prevent rhabdomyolysis. This includes avoiding exercising in extreme heat conditions and drinking adequate fluids. Both these situations can lead to dehydration, which increases the risk of muscle damage.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/1/2015

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