Gemfibrozil-Induced Polyuria
  • Ashraf Ahmed
    Hamad Medical Corporation, Department of Medicine, Doha, Qatar
  • Edmond Okotcha
    Patient First Medical Center affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan USA
  • Abdul-Hussein Saad
    Patient First Medical Center affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan USA

Keywords

Gemfibrozil, anti-hyperlipidaemic, urinary side effects, polyuria

Abstract

Gemfibrozil is a lipid-regulating agent used mainly to treat patients with hypertriglyceridaemia, especially those at risk for acute pancreatitis. Like any other pharmacological agent, gemfibrozil has known adverse effects, mainly gastrointestinal, such as cholelithiasis, gallstones, elevated transaminase, and other non-specific symptoms including dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting. Other reported adverse reactions are dizziness and vertigo, myopathy and rhabdomyolysis, angioedema, urticaria and rash. As far as we knew, gemfibrozil does not have urinary tract adverse reactions. In this report, we present a case of polyuria secondary to gemfibrozil with a score of 9 on the Naranjo scale, and a literature review.

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    Published: 2021-04-27
    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 4 (view)


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    Ahmed A, Okotcha E, Saad A-H. Gemfibrozil-Induced Polyuria. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002546.

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