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What is creatinine Kinase?
Jul 7, 2008

I have a problem with cholesterol. I'm currently on Kivexa, Atazavir, Ritonavir, +aciclover and citalopram. My Doc has now included Pravastatin to the mix and says I need this creatinine kinase check done regulary. She also mentioned Trig(something) are these rises in cholesterom caused by the meds. If so would not be best just coming off them altogether if they cause other problems?

Response from Dr. Henry

Creatinine kinase (CK) is a muscle enzyme that is monitored for patients on drugs such as statins (your Pravastatin) which can occasionally cause muscle damage (can be detected at early stage with CK monitoring). The risk may be greater in some patients taking protease inhibitors (pravastatin usually one of safer statins). KH



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