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Zocor Lawyers Filing Simvastin ( Zocar ) Lawsuits
Zocor (simvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medication Zocor has been associated with an increased risk of muscle disease, myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure, and death.
Zocor Injury Lawsuits are being filed for Myopathy (muscle injury), rhabdomyolysis and kidney failure or damage, death.
Symptoms of myopathy
Elevation of muscle enzymes in the blood
Symptoms of myopathy, rhabdomyolysis
FDA Zocor Warning
On March 19, 2010, the FDA released information that 80 mg Zocor may be linked to higher rates of muscle injury, including rhabdomyolysis.
The FDA warning for Zocor (simvastatin) dose limitations:
These limitations applied to ALL patients taking simvastatin.
Zocor, Pregnancy and Harm To The Fetus
Zocor should not be taken during pregnancy. It has been labeled as a Category X drug by the FDA, meaning that using it during pregnancy may cause harm to the fetus.
Warning for breastfeeding while taking Zocor
It is currently not known if simvastatin will appear in breast milk, which may also cause birth defects.
Rhabdomyolysis Lawyers Filing Zocor Lawsuits
Rhabdomyolysis from Zocor can cause the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscles in the body, which results in a leak of the muscle protein called myoglobin into the blood. Rhabdomyolysis can result in kidney damage and kidney failure. It can lead to hospitalization, dialysis and even death.