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What causes strong odor while urinating after starting statins?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Just started taking statins 10mg for high cholestrol. Also on Tomaxafen and Eutirox. Have noticed strong odor when urinating since starting the statins. Could they be the cause please?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibly related! Drink much water, please!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Statins can cause some changes in urination pattern and urine color/odor. I will suggest that you drink much water and observe only at this time. There is no reason to panic about this.

I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more questions if need be.

Kind regards!
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