Zocor

Formulation : Tablet
Prescription Required
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Description

Drug Description :

Indication : Zocor (Simvastatin) is used to lower cholesterol. It works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body. This medication reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and the total cholesterol in the blood preventing heart disease, arteries from hardening, and conditions that can result in heart attack, stroke and vascular disease. Zocor (Simvastatin) is part of a complete treatment program including diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow these routines very closely.

Storage : This medication should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from moisture, light and heat.

Product Information :

General Information :

Precaution : When taking Zocor (Simvastatin) avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol as part of your diet plan. Also avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise triglyceride levels and may damage the liver.

Warnings : Let your doctor know if you have diabetes, underactive thyroid, kidney disease, or a muscle disorder. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription medication or over the counter medications, herbal products, vitamins, and minerals. Do not start taking a new medication without informing your doctor.

Patient Family Information  : Read the directions on the prescription label. Do not take larger doses than prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medication longer than recommended by your doctor. Take the medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces) in the evening with an evening meal or at bedtime. If you are prescribed to take this medication several times a day, take Zocor (Simvastatin) with meals. Your blood and liver will need to be tested to ensure the medication is helping your condition. It is important to go to your doctor appointments. In rare cases, patients taking Simvastatin has developed a condition resulting in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue leading to kidney failure. If you notice any unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine, notify your doctor immediately. Your doctor may need you to take Zocor (Simvastatin) on a long-term basis if you have high cholesterol.

Contraindication : Do not take Zocor (Simvastatin) if you are allergic to Zocor (Simvastatin) or any other drug, pregnant or breastfeeding, or have liver disease.

Sever Side Effects : Severe: Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

Common Side Effects : Common: Mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn; nausea; constipation; or diarrhea.

Other Side Effects : Other: None.

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Additional information

drugcatalogueid

29839, 9405

drugname

Zocor

scientificname

Simvastatin

linkname

Zocor

alternatename

Simvastatin

strength

20mg, 40mg

ovsqty

90, 28

quantity

90, 84

generic

1

nonprescription

0

formulation

Tablet

manufacturer

Accord Healthcare, UK Generic

suppliername

International Supplier #20, International Supplier #6

averagerank

0

reviewamount

0

overseas

US3, IND

country

India

isforsale

1

isnotcontrolleddrug

1

iscontrolleddrug

0

drugstatusid

1

drugstatus

On Sale

drugstatusdetail

On Sale

indication

Zocor (Simvastatin) is used to lower cholesterol. It works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body. This medication reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and the total cholesterol in the blood preventing heart disease, arteries from hardening, and conditions that can result in heart attack, stroke and vascular disease. Zocor (Simvastatin) is part of a complete treatment program including diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow these routines very closely.

storage

This medication should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from moisture, light and heat.

precautions

When taking Zocor (Simvastatin) avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol as part of your diet plan. Also avoid drinking alcohol because it can raise triglyceride levels and may damage the liver.

warnings

Let your doctor know if you have diabetes, underactive thyroid, kidney disease, or a muscle disorder. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription medication or over the counter medications, herbal products, vitamins, and minerals. Do not start taking a new medication without informing your doctor.

patientfamilyinfo

Read the directions on the prescription label. Do not take larger doses than prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medication longer than recommended by your doctor. Take the medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces) in the evening with an evening meal or at bedtime. If you are prescribed to take this medication several times a day, take Zocor (Simvastatin) with meals. Your blood and liver will need to be tested to ensure the medication is helping your condition. It is important to go to your doctor appointments. In rare cases, patients taking Simvastatin has developed a condition resulting in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue leading to kidney failure. If you notice any unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine, notify your doctor immediately. Your doctor may need you to take Zocor (Simvastatin) on a long-term basis if you have high cholesterol.

contraindication

Do not take Zocor (Simvastatin) if you are allergic to Zocor (Simvastatin) or any other drug, pregnant or breastfeeding, or have liver disease.

severesideeff

Severe: Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

commonsideeff

Common: Mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn; nausea; constipation; or diarrhea.

othersideeff

Other: None.

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