As a Florida defective prescription drug lawyer, we are currently investigating claims on behalf of patients taking Zocor, a cholesterol lowering drug. Patients taking the 80 mg dose of Zocor are suffering from rhabdomyolysis.
The Food & Drug Administration released a warning that highlighted the risk of rhabdomyolysis in patients taking Zocor 80mg.
Rhabdomyolysis is a medical condition that affects the muscles and can lead to kidney damage, kidney failure requiring dialysis, and even death. The muscle injury, also called myopathy, is a known side effect with all statin medications.
If you are taking Zocor and have experienced muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, speak to your doctor immediately. Be advised that the higher the dose of statin used, the greater the risk of developing myopathy. We are concerned about this drug and will provide free legal consultations to any consumers regarding potential claims against Merck, the drug’s manufacturer.