According to some reports, the cholesterol lowering drug Zocor has been linked with serious health concerns including ‘Kidney Failure’. According to the report one of the important side effects of Zocor is Rhabdomyolysis. The indication arises when muscle tissues of an individual begin to break down and lead to a continuous release of muscle proteins into the blood stream and vascular system. The continuous break down of muscle tissues and continuous accumulation of muscle proteins in the blood stream lead to clogging-up of the kidney that could potentially lead to kidney failure. This condition is also called as “Rhabdomyolysis”. The study also suggests that breaking-up of muscle tissue and accumulation of muscle protein in the blood stream is a precursor to rhabdomyolysis.

Symptoms of muscle breakdown include:

  • muscle pain
  • weakening of muscles
  • dark colored urine
  • nausea
  • tenderness
  • fever

A number of drugs are now under the scrutiny of the FDA including popular drugs like Baycol, Crestor, and Lipitor.

Side effects of Zocor:

  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • memory loss
  • confusion
  • pain or burning while urinating
  • weight gain
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • upper stomach pain

About Zocor

Zocor also called as simvastatin belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors that are used to control the level of cholesterol in human body. The drug works by increasing the level of ‘good cholesterol’ and lowering the level of ‘bad cholesterol’ in the body. The drug has been prescribed widely by doctors and physicians to lower the risks of heart attack, stroke, cholesterol and other heart complications.

Available alternative for victims

One of the alternatives that people who experience Zocor side effects is to file a Zocor Lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. A legal action could help victims recover damages and medical expenses that they had to bear.

In case a victim is interested in filing a Zocor lawsuit he/she should seek the help of a Zocor lawyer who can present the case in the Court in a convincing and comprehensive way so that the chances of winning could be ensured.