19 Jan 2010
Zocor (simvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body.
Zocor reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.
19 Jan 2010
Zocor is used to treat hyperlipidemia, better known as high cholesterol. If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol it's in your greatest interest to take Zocor if it's prescribed. I take 30 mg of Zocor and I also take 2400 mg of fish oil and my cholesterol levels and triglycerides are amazingly normal!
- Zocor Information for Consumers
- Zocor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zocor (detailed)
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Why is it so important to avoid grapefruit when taking Zocor? I have just started to take one 40mg tablet once a day.
1 answer • 25 Oct 2009
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1 answer • 5 Mar 2010
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1 answer • 20 Feb 2011
I need to take another medication that I can't take Simvastatin (Zocor) with. How long does it take?
... for the Simvastatin (Zocor) to get out of my system completely so I can take the other drug? This is very important because the drug I am going ...
2 answers • 9 Dec 2015