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The Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium: CPIC Guideline for SLCO1B1 and Simvastatin-Induced Myopathy
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2012 (English)In: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, ISSN 0009-9236, E-ISSN 1532-6535, Vol. 92, no 1, 112-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Cholesterol reduction from statin therapy has been one of the greatest public health successes in modern medicine. Simvastatin is among the most commonly used prescription medications. A non-synonymous coding single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs4149056, in SLCO1B1 markedly increases systemic exposure to simvastatin and the risk of muscle toxicity. This guideline explores the relationship between rs4149056 (c.521T>C, p.V174A) and clinical outcome for all statins. The strength of the evidence is high for myopathy with simvastatin. We limit our recommendations accordingly.

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2012. Vol. 92, no 1, 112-117 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177563DOI: 10.1038/clpt.2012.57ISI: 000305589800019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-177563DiVA: diva2:541282
Available from: 2012-07-16 Created: 2012-07-16 Last updated: 2017-12-07

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