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FDA Limits Highest Dose of Zocor
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
The FDA today tightened its rules on who should take the highest approved dose of the statin drug simvastatin.

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toneman84084 responded:
As well they should, studies done on other statins as well as Simvastatin show that there is additional risk at dosages of 80mg with very limited if any additional benefit. The PROVE IT-TIMI 22 trial showed this very well. Only the highest risk patients should be considered for this dosage.
 
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greygoroo responded:
Good to see a cautionary note introduced into this Big Pharma drug fest. Will it take 20 years to determine that dosing kids was not such a good idea? This medicine probably saved my Father's life, and me from surgery so far, but I wonder if the neuropathy we are experiencing will be the next side effect addressed. Dad can hardly walk and I wonder about me in another twenty years. Why don't they stress the importance of a ubiquital supplement with this med?
 
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Sir_Porangi replied to greygoroo's response:
I ask myself if your dad's leg muscles (and mine) won't hold us up, what damage has been caused to other muscles including our heart muscle. It's scarry


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