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CONSUMER ALERT: FDA Limits Use of Simvastatin

On June 8, 2011 , The Food and Drug Administration, " is recommending that the use of drugs containing 80 mg of simvastatin—the highest approved dose of the popular cholesterol-lowering statin—be sharply curtailed because of the risk of muscle injury". The FDA is advising medical professionals to choose a different product, oppose to increasing dosage to control LDL cholesterol. Estimated 2.1 million people were prescribed a medication containing 80 mg of simvastatin, says Egan. “It is the most potent statin available in generic form and is relatively inexpensive,” she notes.The statin is sold under the brand name Zocor and as a single-ingredient generic drug. If you are experiencing any of the following please call your physician immediately, muscle pain, dark urine and fatigue. If you suspect Simvastatin may have caused injury to you or a loved one, let Kalfus & Nachman’s professional medical attorneys help you find out what really went wrong. Call us immediately if you are in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, or Virginia Beach, Virginia and we'll start a full investigation to find out the truth. If an injury or death is the result of prescription drugs, you may be entitled to a settlement. Please contact us today to get started. “Tell Them You Mean Business.”

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