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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of foot pain (extreme) and lumps on my knee. My doctor told me to get off the zocor and my symptoms are going away after a week. Is this a normal ...
2 answers • 24 Sep 2009
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
... groups normally for the past several months, even rice or bread. I had severe cramps when I tried Lipitor, so was switched to Zocor(40 mg), which ...
1 answer • 6 Dec 2009
It's actually for my mom who is 66 and 1/2years old. She had quadruple bypass surgery and has never been on any medication before said bypass. ...
1 answer • 5 Mar 2010
I changed Drs. and my new one doesn't care for Lipitor (not sure why). He said he preferred tp prescribe Zocor and, since my lab work was ...
1 answer • 20 Feb 2011