an increased risk of muscle injury in patients taking the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication, Zocor
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Kathleen M. Harris and people who suffer from Zocor Side Effects. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to court documents, on June 1st, 2012, Kathleen M. Harris filed a lawsuit in the Louisiana Western District Court (case no. 1:2012cv01446) alleging that Zocor caused her muscle and kidney problems. Zocor, which is also known by the generic name “Simvastatin”, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is used to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). The plaintiff alleges that she took Zocor or its generic equivalent, simvastatin, for cholesterol regulation from 2001 to beginning 2012. In the lawsuit she claims she suffered physical injuries, including pain and suffering, caused by Zocor and its generic equivalent.
In June 2011, FDA restricted the use of the highest approved dose of simvastatin (80 mg) to reduce the risk of muscle injury (myopathy). At the same time, FDA also proportionally lowered (i.e., a 50% reduction or more) all the maximum safe doses of simvastatin when it is taken with certain interacting drugs.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of severe complications from Zocor, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Zocor remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In March 2010, the US FDA, based on review of data from a large clinical trial and data from other sources, informed the public about an increased risk of muscle injury in patients taking the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication, Zocor (simvastatin) 80 mg, compared to patients taking lower doses of simvastatin and possibly other drugs in the "statin" class. The muscle injury, also called myopathy, is a known side effect with all statin medications.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Zocor lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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