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FDA Drug Safety Communication: Ongoing Safety Review Of High-Dose Zocor* (simvastatin) and Increased Risk of Muscle Injury by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 1:58pm Based on review of data from a large clinical trial and data from other sources, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about an increased risk of muscle injury in patients taking the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication, Zocor (simvastatin) 80 mg, compared to patients taking lower doses of s ... Read on »
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Statins side effects warning ... by John R. Posted Sat 03 Nov 2012 8:51am Statins side effects warning when combined with other drugs: regulator The statin craze seems to be slowly winding down at long last Hundreds of thousands of people taking a common statin are to have their dose reduced due to fears over side effects, it has emerged. Medicines regulators have warned that patients taking simvastatin at t ... Read on »
Cholesterol Drug Simvastatin And Severe Muscle Damage by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 1:26pm   Prescriptions were given to 97 million people last year for a cholesterol lowering drug called Simvastin drug that has been reported to cause severe muscle damage. Statins are widely known for side effects to the muscles and it is shared that gee, once one withdraws from these medications these concerns are nearly reversible. Wh ... Read on »
Certain statin and antibiotic combinations appear to increase the risk of serious statin side-effects by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 30 Aug 2013 1:56pm Statin drugs are promoted for their ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes but, as with all medications, they are not without risk either. They can, for example, be toxic to the muscles and kidneys and, in extreme circumstances, can cause muscle breakdown known as ‘rhabdomyolysis’ as well as cause critical injury to the kidneys. The r ... Read on »
Potential underlying mechanism for statin side effects on the brain found by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 15 May 2013 8:57am One of the things you’ll hear from ‘key opinion leaders’ who promote the use of statins is that these drugs have a very good safety profile. These judgements appear to be based on the findings of studies in which statins are given to individuals in the context of ‘randomised controlled trials’ (where statins are pitted against each other and/or ... Read on »
Don't Take High Dose Simvastatin! by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 5:00pm Today the FDA just announced a new warning on the highest dose of simvastatin, the most popular cholesterol medication prescription in the country.  They have issued this warning because "the highest approved dose--80 milligram (mg)--has been associated with an elevated risk of muscle injury or myopathy, particularly during the first 12 months of ... Read on »
Wacky statin effects by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:16pm 1 Comment In general, I try to exhaust possibilities before resorting to the statin drugs. But we still do use them, both in general practice and the Track Your Plaque program. There are indeed a number of ways to reduce, minimize, or eliminate the need for these drugs. For instance, if your LDL is 150 mg/dl but comprised of 90% small particles ... Read on »
Jupiter is Out, and the News is Good! by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 09 Nov 2008 10:06pm I am writing this within hours of the release of the Jupiter study. Already, this is hitting the media at WSJ and CNN, but expect more because this is big news. Looks like DB beat me to the punch, but he seems equally impressed We participated in this study, so I may be a little biased, but the results are pretty impressive. The study looked a ... Read on »
Are Drug Reps and Free Samples Bad For Patients? It Depends by Dr. Matthew M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 03 May 2010 7:09pm One of my favorite blogs, KevinMD , featured a post by Internist and fellow blogger Dr. Leslie Ramirez (founder of Leslie’s List , which helps the uninsured and underinsured find more affordable medications and health care services) on the true cost of free drug samples. Her point was that "free" drug samples may cost a patient in the long run if ... Read on »