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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 343-344

Acute hepatic injury with atorvastatin: An unusual occurrence

1 Department of Pharmacology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, RIMS and R, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Pinki Vishwakarma
Department of Pharmacology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.132197

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Atorvastatin, a commonly used and well-tolerated hypolipidemic drug, belongs to the class of statins or hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors. Use of atorvastatin may be associated with minor asymptomatic elevations in serum aminotransferases, but clinically significant hepatotoxicity is usually infrequent. Here we present a case of self-limiting clinically apparent acute hepatic injury attributable to atorvastatin occurring at recommended daily dose of 20 mg once a day. This case was postulated to be an unusual idiosyncratic reaction of the drug.


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