A patient with known hyperlipidemia, taking clofibrate, presents to your office complaining of severe myalgias and weakness. He has noted a dark color to his urine. The laboratory calls with a panic value CPK of 8500. He was recently started on a new medication, four days earlier. Which of the following is most likely the new medication?
Statin + fibrate = suspicion for rhabdomyolysis in a patient with myalgias, ALWAYS order a CPK. (statin alone, or fibrate alone may cause it too, but the combination is most likely)