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Started taking Zocor 5mg daily about 10 days ago. Just got a

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Started taking Zocor 5mg daily about 10 days ago. Just got a hive on my shoulder. Previously experienced some fatigue and shoulder joint pain. Problem?

Greg Piccionelli
Submitted: 9 years ago via Patientsville.
Category: Health
Expert:  Rylee-RN,CNM replied 9 years ago.

Hello there,

You need to speak with your doctor about the possibility of an allergic reaction to this medication. Hives are a sign of this, and should be reported to your doctor right away. Furthermore, since you have developed joint (or muscle) pain,and fatigue, this is an adverse reaction to this medication, and you need to speak with your doctor as soon as you can about prescribing a different medication. Severe muscle damage and kidney problems have also been associated with this medication. However, alcohol increases your risk of developing a serious side effect. You should try to avoid alcoholic beverages if possible when on this medicine. I do believe all of your symptoms are directly related to the zocor and this is something that should be addressed by your doctor soon. Thanks so much!