limiting doses of simvastatin (Zocor, etc) to reduce myopathy

See updated FDA safety information concerning new restrictions and dose limitations for Zocor (simvastatin)

You'll see more emphasis on limiting doses of simvastatin (Zocor, etc) to reduce myopathy.

The risk of myopathy with simvastatin 80 mg is much higher than with lower doses...and possibly higher than with other statins.

Discourage using simvastatin 80 mg/day. Explain that going from 40 to 80 mg lowers LDL just 6% more but increases myopathy risk 6 times.

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