patients taking simvastatin 80 mg daily have an increased risk of myopathy compared to patients taking lower doses of this drug or other drugs in the same class
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Danielle Woolens. 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, Danielle Woolens filed a Zocor Lawsuit in the Louisiana Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv01408) alleging that Zocor led to kidney failure for the plaintiff. 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). Plaintiff claims she took Zocor for 10 years, until August, 2010 and she suffered from kidney failure attributed to her Zocor use.
In June 2011, the FDA posed restrictions in the use of the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin (80 mg) because of increased risk of muscle damage. The FDA mentioned that patients taking simvastatin 80 mg daily have an increased risk of myopathy compared to patients taking lower doses of this drug or other drugs in the same class.
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 2012, the US FDA issued updated recommendations concerning drug-drug interactions between drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) known as protease inhibitors and certain cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, including Zocor. Protease inhibitors and statins taken together may raise the blood levels of statins and increase the risk for muscle injury (myopathy). The most serious form of myopathy, called rhabdomyolysis, can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney failure, which can be fatal.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Zocor lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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