FDA Warns of Greater Muscle Risk From Zocor
FDA reports higher muscle and kidney damage risk from ingredient in Zocor, Vytorin and Simcor
NEW YORK March 19, 2010 (AP)
The Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the highest available dose of Zocor [dat is 80 mg], a component in cholesterol drugs, can cause muscle damage as well as severe and potentially lethal kidney damage.
The side effects include rhabdomyolysis, a form of muscle damage that can lead to kidney damage or failure, and death.
The FDA said the warning is based on clinical trials, studies, reports of side effects by users and prescription data.