Why do they recommend taking zocor at night?

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20 Mar 2011

Since the body produces most of its cholesterol while sleeping, taking Zocor at night makes it more effective at blocking cholesterol production throughout the night, compared with taking it at any other time of day.

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Anonymous 20 Mar 2011

I learnt something new today... thanks.-

Andres.-

rschuman 21 Mar 2011

If I understand this correctly, you learned something extra from my question. I am glad I was able to help. Regards Richard

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