Apr 10, 2014 - 2:07 pm
Anyone have any input on the effect of statins on the solitary kidney. A little background, I had a radical nephrectomy of left kidney on May 1st last year. November check up all was well and kidney function was great. Couple of months ago primary care insisted on low dose statin for moderately high cholesterol, trigs. etc. I was very reluctant as I take no medications whatsoever but agreed to give it a try. First lab results in yesterday and all within normal range, quite a drop. However results were sent by recorded message and as an afterthought nurse said doc wants kidney function test in June. I have been trying since yesterday to get a 'real person' on the line to tell me if this just routine or if kidney function has deteriorated in the couple of months since last test prior to starting meds and this is why she wants to have it rechecked. I take COQ10 with statin as that is supposed to help but intend to stop medication if I think kidney is being harmed. I am low risk for cardio problems aside from cholesterol. Thoughts please anybody.