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Zocor (Generic)

Zocor (Generic)

Main information about Zocor (Simvastatin)

Simvastatin, marketed under the trade name Zocor amongst others, is a lipid-lowering medication. Simvastatin is prescribed together with an appropriate diet to help lower "negative" cholesterol and also fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) as well as increase "great" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. Zocor (Simvastatin) belongs to a team of medicines understood as "statins." This medication acts by minimizing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Reducing "poor" cholesterol as well as triglycerides as well as raising "great" cholesterol lowers the risk of heart illness and also helps prevent strokes as well as cardiac arrest. You should take Zocor precisely as suggested. Simvastatin is usually taken at bedtime or with a night dish. If you take Simvastatin greater than daily, take it with meals. Your physician might occasionally change your dosage making certain you obtain the most effective outcomes. While taking Zocor, you could require frequent blood examinations at your doctor's office. Do not continue utilizing Zocor (Simvastatin) and call your doctor without delay if you experience: unexplained muscle discomfort, inflammation, or faintness; confusion, memory problems; pain or burning when you urinate; high temperature, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; weight gain, tumefaction, little or no urinating; increased thirst, boosted peeing, appetite, completely dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin.

Zocor Purchase

Purchasing Simvastatin online with our drug store service is simple and also painless. Nevertheless you need to take your therapy with a great care. Go to physician before ordering Zocor if you experience one of disorders. Take this medication just as recommended by a specialist.

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Uses

Generic Zocor (simvastatin) belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins". Simvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Generic Zocor is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood.

Generic Zocor is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.

How to take

Take Generic Zocor exactly as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Taking too much of this medication may cause serious or life-threatening side effects.

Generic Zocor is usually taken at bedtime or with an evening meal. If you take Generic Zocor more than once daily, take it with meals. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Zocor: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Generic Zocor and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;
  • confusion, memory problems;
  • fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • swelling, weight gain, little or no urinating;
  • increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss; or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious Generic Zocor side effects may include:headache;

  • joint pain, mild muscle pain;
  • constipation, stomach pain or indigestion, mild nausea;
  • mild skin rash;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Precautions

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Generic Zocor and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Do not consume grapefruit products while taking this medication.

Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Generic Zocor will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Drug interactions

Many drugs can interact with Generic Zocor. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with Generic Zocor, especially:

  • colchicine;
  • digoxin, digitalis;
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
  • fenofibric acid or fenofibrate;
  • antifungal medications such as fluconazole or voriconazole;
  • other medicines that contain niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin, and others);
  • drugs that weaken your immune system, such as steroids, cancer medicine, or medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as sirolimus or tacrolimus; or
  • any other "statin" medication such as atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, or other medication that contains simvastatin (Simcor, Vytorin).

This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with Zocor.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.

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