Zocor® Information

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Medical Uses

Merck is the maker of Zocor®, a brand name of the generic version simvastatin, which is a medication used to control the amount of fat content that is in the blood, as well as keep cholesterol in a person's body sustained at a healthy amount.

Zocor® has been on the market for nearly two decades and has been prescribed by doctors to their patients that might be having difficulty controlling their cholesterol or watching their weight.

Side Effects of Zocor®

All medications present some side effects for certain patient. Zocor® has been linked to some side effects, the most dangerous of which include muscle damage and kidney damage. Other side effects may include the following:

  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Rashes
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Chest pain
  • Yellow eyes
  • Yellow skin
  • Swollen skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Chest pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Dark urine
  • Pale stool

In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement to the public that Zocor® should not be mixed with amiodarone, a heart medication, due to possible harmful drug interactions.

Patients taking the medication should seek medical attention immediately should they experience any sign of allergic reaction. Some common symptoms include difficulty breathing, uncontrolled itching, swelling and dizziness. Severe allergic reactions can result in serious complications and even death.

Zocor® Lawsuit

When a medication does more harm than good, injured patients may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. It is best to hire a Zocor® attorney as soon as you are feeling healthy again to ensure your rights are properly protected.

Our attorneys are available to investigate claims on behalf of patient nationwide that have a history of using this type of simvastatin and have experienced serious side effects, especially rhabdomyolysis, muscle damage and kidney damage.

If you have been using Zocor® and have experienced any one of the known side effects associated with the drug, contact us today. We may be able to help you.

Zocor News

Zocor®, Statins Linked to Energy Loss

June 13, 2012

According to a new study, statin medications such as Zocor® may greatly reduce a patient’s energy level. Zocor® and other statin medications are designed to lower cholesterol levels. According to study authors, the findings are based on an evaluation of approximately 700 men and 300 … Full Story

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