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FDA Warns of Zocor Risk to Muscles

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Muscle Injury Risk With Higher Zocor Doses, Certain Other Drugs By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MDMarch 19, 2010 — Based on new data, the FDA today warned that higher doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor, sold generically as simvastatin, carry an increased risk of muscle injury. The FDA also warns that mixing Zocor with certain other drugs also increases patients’ risk of muscle injury, including the rare but serious complication known as rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis can sometimes result in fatal kidney damage. The combination products...

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