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2022 Sep




Rosuvastatin-Induced Dizziness and Pruritus: A Case Report and Summary of Statin-Associated Dizziness and Pruritus.


Drug-associated adverse events can present with varying symptoms, such as dizziness and pruritus. A 48-year-old woman initiated rosuvastatin to treat her elevated triglycerides. She developed rosuvastatin-associated adverse events, which included dizziness and pruritus within two weeks after starting treatment. After stopping the medication, the dizziness immediately cleared; the pruritus diminished during the next two weeks and eventually resolved completely. Side effects associated with rosuvastatin are discussed. The possibility of a medication-related etiology should be entertained when an individual suddenly develops either dizziness or pruritus or both.