Crestor was approved by the FDA in 2003 but patients encountered numerous complications from taking the drug just five months after its approval. Since its approval in 2003, doctors have been petitioning the FDA to recall Crestor due to its high-risk of sometimes lethal complications. Zocor was approved by the FDA in 1998 and the FDA first issued warnings against this drug in 2008. Both drugs have experienced similar adverse side effects that are harmful to their users. Pharmaceutical drug attorneys are investigating the complaints alleged against Crestor and Zocor.
Zocor and Crestor are prescription drugs that help reduce the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in a person’s blood. They combat the buildup of cholesterol and other fats along the walls of blood vessels that can decrease blood flow and oxygen to the brain, heart, and other parts of the body. Therefore, taking drugs such as these that reduce cholesterol can help decrease a person’s chance of getting heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks.
Complications from taking Zocor and Crestor can be severe and life-threatening. Increasing complications have been found in patients taking 80 mg of Zocor. The following symptoms may be a result of complications from taking these drugs:
The pharmaceutical drug attorneys at Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos are currently investigating claims against Zocor and Crestor. If you or anyone you know is experiencing complications with either of these drugs, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries such as past medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. To evaluate your legal options, contact the experienced pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos for a free consultation.