August 12, 2008

The FDA issued a warning Friday about commonly used cholesterol and heart medications that could cause drug injuries when taken together.

According to the warning, patients who take some medications for high cholesterol and irregular heartbeats can suffer drug injuries such as severe muscle damage.

The medications included in the warning regarding drug injuries are Zocor, generic Zocor, or Vytorin when taken with amiodarone, which is a heart rhythm medication marketed as Cordarone or Pacerone.

The use of these medications simultaneously could cause Texas drug injuries for patients.

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