Generic Name(s): Simvastatin
Drug Class: HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, Statins
Treats: cardiovascular disease, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
Zocor is a statin, a drug that decreases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart complications in those with diabetes and heart disease. Patients can take Zocor only if they are at least ten years old. Taking Zocor usually comes with exercise and diet, as well as control of weight.
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Zocor is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol, fats and triglycerides in the blood, while it increases the levels of good cholesterol. The drug belongs to the Statins drug class.
Zocor should be taken according to the doctor's dosage as dosage may vary in patients. The drug is usually taken with an evening meal, or during bedtime. Consult with your doctor for the correct dosing information.<ul
Zocor Side Effects
Zocor, like many other drugs, may come with a collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately. Side effects may differ if used in combination with other drugs.
- tenderness and weakness in the muscles
- unusual tiredness
- dark urine
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Breathing difficulty Swelling of throat, tongue,lips, face,ankles and feet
- Kidney trouble like difficult or painful urination
- Liver problems like nausea, itching, loss of appetite
- Pain in the upper stomach
- clay-colored stools
Zocor reacts with some medicine and can cause dangerous effects. Doctors should know what their patients are taking as they may adjust the treatment plan. Here are some medicines, food, beverages and medical conditions that are not good for one taking Zocor and should be in the doctor's knowledge.
- like telaprevir