New Warning on Statin Dose and Muscle Damage

New Warning on Statin Dose and Muscle Damage

The FDA has issued a new warning about the cholesterol drug simvastatin (Zocor). It recommends that doctors “sharply curtail” prescriptions of 80 mg simvastatin, given to an estimated 2.1 million Americans last year, due to the risk of muscle injury. It’s well established that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can cause myopathy, or muscle damage in up […]