Navigation Links
Zocor Side Effects Update: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on New Study Linking Kidney Problems to High Doses of Zocor, Other Statins
Date:4/13/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) April 13, 2013

Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study is raising additional concerns about possible Zocor side effects, specifically kidney damage. The study, which was published online on March 19 in the British Medical Journal, found that patients treated with higher doses of statins like Zocor were 34% more likely to be hospitalized for acute kidney injury during the first 120 days of treatment.*

“This study just adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates Zocor side effects, especially those associated with higher doses, can be extremely dangerous. We have heard from a number of Zocor patients who have allegedly experienced serious complications, including rhadbomyolysis, a devastating muscle disorder that can lead to kidney damage,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to victims of Zocor side effects.

The British Medical Journal study involved more than 2 million people aged 40 or over taking either high or low doses of the statins Crestor, Lipitor or Zocor. According to the study authors, risk for acute kidney injury remained elevated for two years after the start of treatment. Pre-existing kidney disease was not found to increase the risk for acute kidney problems independent of statin use.

Zocor Muscle Injury Side Effects
According to Bloomberg.com, Zocor, known generically as simvastatin, ranks as one of the world’s best-selling drugs.** However, the medication has been linked to a number of serious Zocor side effects, including muscle injury, myopathy and rhadbomyolysis. In March 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised that the higher 80 mg dose of Zocor could be associated with muscle injuries. At the time, the agency also cautioned that the risk of Zocor muscle injuries increases for patients who take the drug in conjunction with other blood pressure medications.***

On June 8, 2011, the FDA added new warnings to Zocor’s labeling, and advised physicians not to prescribe high doses of Zocor to new patients. According to the FDA, high-dose Zocor prescriptions should be limited to patients who have taken 80 mg doses of Zocor for more than a year and have not experienced side effects. The FDA has cautioned patients to contact their doctor if they experience muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, dark or red colored urine, or unexplained tiredness, as these could be signs of serious Zocor side effects.****

Individuals who experienced Zocor side effects, including muscle injury, myopathy, or rhadbomyolysis may be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about filing a Zocor lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.

*bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-08/cholesterol-drug-s-highest-dose-should-be-limited-fda-says.html
** bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f880
***fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm204882.htm
****fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm258384.htm

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, New York 10016
(877) 779-1414

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, (212) 779-1414. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.
###

Contact Information:
Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
info(at)consumerinjurylawyers(dot)com
http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/zocor-lawsuits/zocor-side-effects/prweb10630147.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Mirena Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on New Mirena IUD Side Effects Study
2. Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
3. Drug Company Reps Dont Tell Docs Enough About Side Effects: Survey
4. Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects
5. Agios research demonstrates the effects of mutant IDH1 and IDH2 inhibitors in primary tumor models
6. Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study
7. New research on the effects of traumatic brain injury
8. Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Gastric Bypass Effects: Study
9. Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
10. GW researcher studies the dangerous effects of cocaine on HIV patients
11. Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset ... of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will ... services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor ... on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning ... innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad ... comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. ... recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , ... company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for ... extensive primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost ... its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, ... to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® ... fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced that ... Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop ... use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise ...
(Date:10/10/2017)...   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), ... administration, today shared the results of a study highlighting ... intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study results were ... 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical Trials ... (WHO), and recently published in the journal Vaccine. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: