Users of high potency statins were 34% more likely to be hospitalized with acute kidney injury within 120 days after starting treatment.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updated the website recently and they are now actively providing expert opinion in view of the recent news on Zocor Side Effects.
As Medline Plus (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine) published on March 20th, 2013, a new study reveals that high potency statins (incl. Zocor) are linked to increased risk for acute kidney injury. Zocor, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is a cholesterol-lowering drug also known by the generic name “Simvastatin”. According to the study, “patients with non-chronic kidney disease, current users of high potency statins were 34% more likely to be hospitalized with acute kidney injury within 120 days after starting treatment” than patients on low potency statins. High potency statins included simvastatin (Zocor) at doses of 40 mg or higher, among others.
According to court documents, on October 5th, 2012, a lawsuit was filed in Nevada District Court (case no. 2:2012cv01759) by a man alleging he suffered serious muscle damage from Zocor.
Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com updated the website and, now, can actively provide an expert opinion including how to get in contact with legal counsel easily and inexpensively in case of alleged Zocor severe complications. Sean Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, adds that the relevant information illustrates that people continue to file Zocor lawsuits. "For that reason," he continues, "Our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On January 24th, 2013 Health Canada informed that a new warning about the increased blood sugar levels and the risk of diabetes has been added to the drug labels for six statins, including Zocor. As the notice informed, “Based on the review of all available data, Health Canada concluded that the risk of diabetes appears to be mainly in patients with pre-existing risk factors for diabetes."
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