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Zocor (simvastatin): increased risk of muscle injury with high doses

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Ongoing review shows risk also increased when drug, especially at higher doses, is used with certain drugs.

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I'm unsure what is the novelty about it, but FDA released news that high dose simvastatin increase risk of myopathy - http://bit.ly/9AROVi

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The FDA is acknowledging that simvastatin may cause serious muscle damage in some people: http://tinyurl.com/3ddq9n7. #simvastatin #muscles

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FDA Announces New Limits On High-Dose Simvastatin (Zocor)

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FDA Announces New Limits On High-Dose Simvastatin (Zocor) http://mnt.to/3WZf #heart #heartdisease

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High Doses Of Simvastatin Carry Risk Of Muscle Damage : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

npr.org — “The agency says the highest approved dose of simvastatin has been linked to an increased risk of muscle injury, a risk that is greatest during the first year of use. The FDA is telling doctors not to prescribe the 80 milligram dose to new patients.View full resource at npr.org

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High Doses Of Simvastatin Carry Risk Of Muscle Damage : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

npr.org — “The agency says the highest approved dose of simvastatin has been linked to an increased risk of muscle injury, a risk that is greatest during the first year of use. The FDA is telling doctors not to prescribe the 80 milligram dose to new patients.View full resource at npr.org

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FDA Drug Safety Communication: New restrictions, contraindications, and dose limitations for Zocor (simvastatin) to reduce the risk of muscle injury

fda.gov — “[06-08-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending limiting the use of the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication, simvastatin (80 mg) because of increased risk of muscle damage.View full resource at fda.gov

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FDA issues simvastatin alert, urging limits to use of highest dose because of increased risk of muscle damage. http://1.usa.gov/k4SGb0

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Clinical Cases and Images: CasesBlog: FDA: High-dose simvastatin increases risk of muscle injury - caution with lower doses plus Amiodarone, Verapamil, Diltiazem

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FDA issues warning for high doses of Zocor | Reuters

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FDA issues warning for high doses of Zocor -- http://bit.ly/9JGyYi -- do the smaller doses just kill your muscles, kidneys, and you, slower?

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FDA issues warning for high doses of Zocor | Reuters

reuters.com — “WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients on the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor may be at increased risk of muscle injury, U.S. regulators warned on Friday. Made by Merck & CoView full resource at reuters.com

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FDA issues warning for high doses of Zocor | Reuters

feeds.reuters.com — “WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients on the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor may be at increased risk of muscle injury, U.S. regulators warned on Friday. Made by Merck & CoView full resource at feeds.reuters.com

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FDA issues warning for high doses of Zocor | Reuters

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