Statins are drugs that can lower cholesterol. Statins work by blocking a substance your body needs to produce cholesterol. A frequently prescribed statin drug is Zocor (or generic simvastatin).
Zocor and related statin drugs are not without dangers especially when taking the 80 mg Zocor statin dose. In the case of statins, more is not better. Have you or a loved one suffered rhabdomyolysis muscle damage or kidney damage from Zocor?
Zocor has also been linked to potential increase in rhabdomyolysis, kidney damage, and kidney failure in patients taking 80 mg. compared to 10 mg., 20 mg., and 40mg. doses.
Muscle symptoms are a common side effect of statins including aching shoulders, jaw pain, or muscle pain in the legs. Muscle pain is a symptom of muscle breakdown occurring in the body from the 80mg Zocor statin drug. When tissues break down, the body must eliminate the excess waste products that overload the kidneys, causing more serious problems. Rhabdomyolysis is the medical term for the breakdown of muscle fibers that results in the release of muscle fiber contents into the bloodstream. Besides muscle pain, the other major symptom of rhabdomyolysis is dark, red, or cola-colored urine.
Have you or a loved one suffered rhabdomyolysis muscle damage or kidney damage from Zocor? Please contact an unsafe drug law firm to find out if you’re eligible for a Zocor lawsuit.