cerivastatin, Baycol

Discontinued Warning Icon Please Note: cerivastatin (Baycol) has been discontinued.

GENERIC NAME: cerivastatin


IMPORTANT NEWS ALERT - On August 8, 2001 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Bayer Pharmaceutical Division is voluntarily withdrawing Baycol (cerivastatin) from the U.S. market because of reports of sometimes fatal rhabdomyolysis, a severe muscle adverse reaction from this cholesterol-lowering (lipid-lowering) product. The FDA agrees with and supports this decision. All patients taking Baycol should contact their healthcare providers to discuss treatment alternatives.

To view the FDA press release, please see the recall posting "Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws Baycol" in the Medication Recall area.

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