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Medium-intensity statin therapy combined with a diuretic increases risk of acute kidney injury 23%
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Medium-intensity statin therapy combined with taking a diuretic was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury by 23% compared to non-users versus 6% for those not taking a diuretic during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.
Medium-intensity statin therapy was defined as:
- Rosuvastatin less than 10 mg
- Atorvastatin less than 20 mg
- Simvastatin 20-40 mg
- Lovastatin 40 mg
Tonelli M, Lloyd AM, Bello AK, James MT, Klarenbach SW, McAlister FA, Manns BJ, Tsuyuki RT, and Hemmelgarn BR. Statin use and the risk of acute kidney injury in older adults. BMC Nephrol, 2019 Mar 25; 20(1): 103.
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