Zocor Can Increase Chance Of Muscle Injury & Kidney Damage: FDA

Zocor Can Increase Chance Of Muscle Injury & Kidney Damage: FDA

While myopathy (muscle injury) is a known side effect for all cholesterol-lowering statin medications, the FDA has just issued a warning that, when prescribed and used at higher doses, Zocor (generic name: simvastatin) carries with it a greater risk of developing muscle injury, including the most serious form of myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney damage, kidney failure, and possibly death. [More]