High cholesterol is a dangerous condition. When cholesterol cannot be brought down to safe levels through diet and exercise, a doctor may prescribe medication to help a patient control his or her cholesterol.
One of the drugs that may be prescribed is Zocor. As with all drugs, it is important to understand the potential side effects of Zocor, or any other cholesterol drug, prescribed by your doctor.
80 mg Zocor can, for example, result in a significant injury that causes muscles to breakdown and damaged muscle cells to enter the bloodstream which may potentially cause kidney damage. This condition known as Rhabdomylysis, or Rhabdo, may be life threatening.
If you are taking Zocor and experience any muscle pain, tenderness or weakness then it is important that you promptly report your symptoms to a doctor. Blood tests may be ordered to test for Rhabdo and could potentially save your life.
If you have already been injured after taking 80 mg Zocor, or if you have lost a loved one, please contact an experienced Pennsylvania dangerous drug lawyer to discuss your legal rights and your potential recovery.