Zocor and Muscle Aches

Final Thoughts

For people taking Zocor, muscle aches are a common problem, especially during the beginning phases of drug treatment or when the Zocor dosage is increased. If muscle aches become a problem, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to give you other suggestions for dealing with muscle aches. If the problem continues, he or she may also recommend adjusting the Zocor dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
Keep in mind that the risks increase with higher Zocor dosages. The highest Zocor dosage (80 mg a day) should be reserved only for people who have already been on that dosage for a year or more without any muscle problems. For everyone else, the maximum dosage is 40 mg a day (or even less, in some situations).
Also, if muscle aches, weakness, pain, or tenderness occurs when you have a fever or feel ill, it can mean there is a serious problem. Call your healthcare provider immediately.
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