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Welcome to This website is designed to present important information about the prescription drug, Baycol, (also known as Cerivastatin and Lipobay) manufactured by Bayer A.G. Pharmaceutical. It includes information about the side effects associated with Baycol, the withdrawal of the drug from Untied States markets, and the litigation that has arisen due to those side effects.

Baycol belongs to the statin class of prescription drugs, designed to lower cholesterol by blocking enzymes that are essential to the production of cholesterol in the body. Statin drugs such as Baycol have been known to effectively reduce cholesterol levels and therefore reduce the chances of a patient suffering a heart attack.

Unfortunately, statin drugs have also been known to cause muscle cell damage. Occasionally, it can lead to Rhabdomyolysis, which is a rare muscle condition that can cause kidney failure. The occurrence of Rhabdomyolysis is ten times more frequent with Baycol then with other statins. Dozens of deaths have even been attributed to the use of Baycol. Combining Baycol with gemfibrozil, a drug that lowers triglyceride levels, further increases the risks involved.

Bayer voluntarily recalled Baycol on August 8, 2001 as a result of 31 deaths linked to the drug. By now Baycol has been associated with at least 100 deaths since its introduction to the market. Thousands of people who were prescribed the drug now suffer from Rhabdomyolysis and other serious side effects.

If you have taken Baycol, consult with a physician and see about replacing it with another cholesterol-reducing drug. You may also want a check-up to see if you are suffering any side effects from use of the drug.

If you feel you have been harmed by use of Baycol, click here to have an attorney review your case for free, with no obligation. Or, call us toll free at 877.786.1LAW (1529).

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