Baycol Side Effects Lawsuit Attorney
Baycol, cervastatin sodium tablets used for oral administration, are tablets that consist of 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, or 0.8mg of cervastatin sodium. Cervistatin sodium is a hygroscopic amorphous, white or off white, powder that is soluble in methanol, water, ethanol, and slightly in acetone.
2007: Bayer paid $8 million to over state attorneys general allegations that it did not warn about safety issues concerning its cholesterol-lowering Baycol. Baycol is no longer on the market.
Baycol is used when the response to dietary restriction has been inadequate as and addition to diet to reduce elvated Total-C, LSL-C, apo B, and TG and to increase HDL-C levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia. Therapy with these sorts of drugs should be risk factor intervention in patients at a significally high risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia.
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When tested in 5,000 patients for adverse events, events occurred in 3.1% of patients treated with cerivastatin while only 2.0% of patients treated with placebo encountered adverse events. Creatine kinase and transaminase levels may be elevated by use of Cerivastatin sodium.
An attempt should be made to control hypercholesterolemia with appropriate diet, exercise, and treatment of underlying medical problems before turning to Baycol for therapy. Patients who use Baycol should report muscle pain, tenderness, or weekness promptly, especially if malaise or fever is also present. Cholesterol and triglcerides pass as a part of lipoprotein complexes throughout the bloodstream. Clinical studies have shown that total cholesterol, LDL-C, and apolipoprotein B promote human atherosclerosis.
Side effects of cerivastatin sodium include but are not limited to:
- Leg pain
- Chest pain
- Flu syndrome
- Back pain
- Abdominal pain
- Accidental injury
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