More zocor warnings from the FDA . Yeah I know who would have thought it would come from the FDA they are so far into the pharms pockets... Of course none of this new to anyone on this board and just goes to show you all statins are dangerous.
Simvastatin is taken by around three million people in order to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk of having a heart attack.
However an analysis of clinical trial data in America has found that high doses can cause muscle damage and a rare condition which induces kidney problems and may be fatal.
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Patients were told not to stop taking simvastatin but advised to talk to their doctor if they have concerns.
The American medicines regulator, the Food and Drug Administration, has issued a warning to patients to be alert to signs of problems when taking the 80mg daily dose of simvastatin. It has also listed drugs that should not be prescribed to those on high doses of statins.