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How is rhabdomyolysis treated?
The treatment of rhabdomyolysis depends on its cause and severity.
If a cause for rhabdomyolysis is identified, it is addressed; for example:
discontinuing a toxic medication,
replacing electrolytes, or
underlying muscle disease.
In cases of mild rhabdomyolysis without any evidence of complications,
management can take place at home by simply recognizing the cause and correcting
it, such as discontinuing a medication and rehydration.
severe cases, or if home therapy is not possible, hospitalization may be required. Prompt initiation
of hydration with intravenous fluids, in
addition to the removal the provoking factor(s), is an essential part of the
treatment of rhabdomyolysis. Monitoring and managing kidney dysfunction, correcting any disturbance in the electrolytes,
and monitoring the muscle enzyme levels (CPK, SGOT, SGPT, LDH) are most
effectively done in the hospital when rhabdomyolysis is severe.