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Zocar is a common misspelling of Zocor (simvastatin).

What is Zocor (Zocar)?

Zocor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." Zocor (Zocar) is used to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.

Zocor (Zocar) also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels.

Zocor (Zocar) is used along with an appropriate diet. It is used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death due to coronary heart disease. It also can reduce the risk of chest pain caused by angina.

Zocor (Zocar) is also used to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked blood vessels. Zocor (Zocar) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Zocor (Zocar) side effects include stomach upset. It may infrequently cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis).

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