South Carolina treasurer Curtis Loftis is recovering after being bedridden for 30 hours and feeling “like death” as a result of an “error in dosage” with his cholesterol-lowering medication. Loftis said he was “astounded” that taking a “little bit more” of his statin medication Crestor made him so ill. While Loftis is on the mend, statin overdose is nothing to sniff at. Too much of the drug in the bloodstream can cause some serious side effects including liver damage, kidney failure, and Rhabdomyolysis, a type of severe muscle damage. Treatment includes pumping of the stomach, giving IV fluids, and providing ... Read More
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