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Simvastatin

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Simvastatin lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Simvastatin claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of Simvastatin lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact a Simvastatin attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Simvastatin side effects.

A Simvastatin is a hypolipidemic drug used by patients to control high cholesterol. A number of medications on the US market are either entirely composed of simvastatin or combine simvastatin with other drugs. Simvastatin is also sometimes used to treat dyslipidemia and for preventing cardiovascular disease. Although Simvastatin, namely Zocor, used to be Merck's best selling drug, it has since lost copyright protection, so generic variants exist.

Simvastatins have a number of side effects and also have a number of counterindications. Simvastatin adverse effects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Muscle Cramps

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Memory Loss

  • Diarrhea

  • Indigestion

  • Myositis

  • Rhabdomyolysis

  • Chronic Hepatitis

  • Hepatic Cirrhosis

  • Muscle Injury

  • Dark Urine

Simvastatins are present in the following medications:

In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) included warning labels on Simvastatins, which warned about the possibility of developing muscle injuries. Furthermore, in 2011, the FDA added new warnings, which recommended particular dosages of Simvastatins.

Rhabdomylysis is a very serious kind of muscle injury. Broken down muscles are released into the blood stream, and such a dissemination can cause serious damage to other bodily organs, including the kidneys, which can then subsequently lead to kidney failure. People who suspect that they have developed Rhabdomylysis should consult a medical professional, as there are a number of possible causes for this condition.

Simvastatin and Amiodarone

When a simvastatin based drug and Amiodarone are prescribed together, the risk of Rhabdomylysis rises sharply. Even though the FDA was aware of such a connection since at least 2002, many doctors are still prescribing these two drugs simultaneously and putting their patients through undue risk. Furthermore, there is reason to believe that the makers of both simvastatins and amiodarone have failed to provide enough warning about this dangerous counterindication.

All Simvastatins, regardless of whether they are administered alone or combined with other drugs have the potential of interacting with Amiodarone.

The FDA issued the first warning about combining these drugs in 2002, but then in 2008, it issued a subsequent warning. The risk is substantially increased when the dose in increased past 20mg a day.

If you or a loved one has been injured by either taking a simvastatin alone or in concert with another drug, then you might be entitled to significant compensation in a simvastatin settlement. A simvastatin law firm can help you secure that settlement that you deserve. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to recovering damages and recovering normalcy in your life.

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