FDA Approves Merck's JUVISYNC (Sitagl...

FDA Approves Merck's JUVISYNC (Sitagliptin And Simvastatin)...

There are 9 comments on the Pharmaceutical Online story from Oct 13, 2011, titled FDA Approves Merck's JUVISYNC (Sitagliptin And Simvastatin).... In it, Pharmaceutical Online reports that:

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved JUVISYNC , a new treatment for type 2 diabetes that combines the glucose-lowering medication sitagliptin, the active component of JANUVIA , with the cholesterol-lowering medication ZOCOR .

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La Porte, TX

#1 Oct 13, 2011
I had a triple by-pass in 2003 and I have been taken cholesterol-lowering medication Zocor / simvastatin (80 mg) for 8 years and for 8 years I have been having leg pains, muscle pain, tenderness, lack of energy, tiredness, severe hip pain to the point of loosing mobility in one leg or the other, and joint pain every where including my arms. I had so much weakness in my legs that I could not walk up stairs, steps, or walk from one end of the house to the other without being in so much pain and or having had muscle contraction to muscle spasms in one leg or the other.

Over the years I have had a battery of test done by the VA and as always the results were the same there nothing wrong with your legs, it’s your back, a degenerative disk problem. I was given pain pills to relive the pain for years and even scheduled at one point for back surgery, after many years of taking the pain pills I thought in mine the pain pills were causing and or adding to the problems, so I quit taking them last year on my own to see if there was any difference, but no real change.

I had been asking the doctor over and over thru the years if it could be any of my medicines causing the problems, could it be the pain pills, but as always they would reply with more tests leaving me to believe there were no problems with the medicines.

Well about two months ago I saw on TV that there was a FDA warring about simvastatin (80 mg) Zocor cholesterol-lowering medication and they gave all of the side affect that I was having and at that point wondered could be my cholesterol medication causing these problems so at that point I stop making the medicine and within two day I start noticing a big difference I had better muscle strength and no joint pains and there has been much improvement in my legs but may have already caused some damage. I’ve been off of the medicine for about four months now and my legs and mobility is much better now not 100% but much better..

There are real side affects with this medication and Doctors do tend to ignore them. I had it out with the VA Doctor and asked him why I had to go through this kind of pain for so many years and when I had been asking if it could be any of my medication and why nothing was ever said about the possibility of being caused by the cholesterol medication, he said well yes we know these medications have side affect but they do a great job at lowering the cholesterol and started me on a new cholesterol medication Crestor / rosuvastain at 10mg and well guess what I took one pill at 10mg.same problems all over again.

Mad as hell and I am sure the damage is done in my legs.

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 15, 2011
It is interesting to note that the two medications are combined. That way, patients who have type-2 diabetes mellitus and high cholesterol level need not take two drugs separately. With the combination of these two, I hope the side effects are less and that it will bring more positive effect to the patient rather than harm. http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/symptoms/
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Rehoboth Beach, DE

#5 Jan 20, 2012
I"ve been taking simvastatin 80 for several years and a few months ago started getting pretty good pains in my hip, guads, hamstrings, etc. After a battery of tests including X-rays, and an MRI of my hips followed a month later by an MRI of my lumbar region, nobody can explain why I am getting these pains. I am starting to wonder if it is related to the simvastatin.

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#9 Mar 1, 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Mar 9, 2012
Well I am taking advantage of the Juvisync coupon I found at Medicationcoupons.com . If anyone else is interested, here is the link-


Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Mar 9, 2012
Monty wrote:
Well I am taking advantage of the Juvisync coupon I found at Medicationcoupons.com . If anyone else is interested, here is the link-
You do that phony customer who is actually pushing product.

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