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What was wrong with baycol that got it taken off the market?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Linked to deaths
Baycol was s cholesterol lowering statin drug (like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was taken off the market in 2001.
It was apparently linked to the deaths of 52 people-- mostly due to severe muscle damage(called rhabdomyalisis) and subsequent kidney failure. The company at the time felt it was too risky to continue to market it and voluntarily withdrew it from the market to prevent further issues.

In brief: Linked to deaths
Baycol was s cholesterol lowering statin drug (like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was taken off the market in 2001.
It was apparently linked to the deaths of 52 people-- mostly due to severe muscle damage(called rhabdomyalisis) and subsequent kidney failure. The company at the time felt it was too risky to continue to market it and voluntarily withdrew it from the market to prevent further issues.
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Agree w Dr. Spector
Baycol (cerivastatin) was withdrawn from the world market after 31 deaths in the US and 21 outside the US related to rhabdomyolysis with renal failure.
There were an additional 385 cases in the US which did not lead to death.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Spector
Baycol (cerivastatin) was withdrawn from the world market after 31 deaths in the US and 21 outside the US related to rhabdomyolysis with renal failure.
There were an additional 385 cases in the US which did not lead to death.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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