Zocor (Simvastatin) is an enzyme blocker (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), also known as a "statin". It is used along with a proper diet to help lower cholesterol and fats (triglycerides) in the blood. In general, this drug is prescribed after non-drug treatment options have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight). Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides help prevent strokes and heart attacks
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Zocor (Simvastatin) Reviews
Overall: I've been taking simvastatin, for about 3 years now. Having no problems.By
Overall: i've been on this drug for over 6 months;my dr. still says my level is way too high; do you have any suggestions i could speak w/ my dr. about?By
Pros: Prescribed when nothing else works.
Cons: Stomach upset may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. This drug may infrequently cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), change in the amount of urine.By