Zocor (Simvastatin)

Zocor is used to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients.

Dosage Quantity Price View
10 mg (EU2EU) 30
10 mg (EU2EU) 60
10 mg (EU2EU) 90
10 mg (EU2EU) 120
10 mg (EU2EU) 180

How is it used?

Zocor is used to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. It also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels. It is used in conjunction with a proper diet. It is used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death from coronary heart disease. It is also used to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked blood vessels. It is also used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, blocked blood vessels, or chest pain caused by angina. Zocor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.

Zyloprim is used to treat gout. It is used to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood or urine caused by certain types of cancer chemotherapy. It is also used to treat certain patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones and high amounts of uric acid in the urine. Zyloprim is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by reducing the body's production of uric acid.

For what conditions or diseases is this medicine prescribed?

Treats Cholesterol or for the Heart and cholesterol
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Zocor is used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. It also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, “good”) cholesterol levels. It 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 is also used to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked blood vessels. It is also used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood vessel blockage, or chest pain caused by angina. Zocor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a “statin.” It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.

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Zocor is used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. It also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, “good”) cholesterol levels. It 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 is also used to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked blood vessels. It is also used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood vessel blockage, or chest pain caused by angina. Zocor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a “statin.” It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.

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Zocor is used to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. It also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels. It is used in conjunction with a proper diet. It is used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death from coronary heart disease. It is also used to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked blood vessels. It is also used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, blocked blood vessels, or chest pain caused by angina. Zocor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.

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Zyloprim is used to treat gout. It is used to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood or urine caused by certain types of cancer chemotherapy. It is also used to treat certain patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones and high amounts of uric acid in the urine. Zyloprim is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by reducing the body's production of uric acid.

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DO NOT use Zocor if

  • are allergic to any ingredient in Zocor
  • have liver problems or unexplained abnormal liver function tests
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • you are taking a macrolide antibiotic (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), an HIV protease inhibitor (such as ritonavir), itraconazole, ketoconazole, mibefradil, nefazodone, or telithromycin.

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider immediately if any of these apply to you.

Some medical conditions may interact with Zocor. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are planning to become pregnant
  • if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you are allergic to medicines, foods or other substances
  • if you have low blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes, a serious infection, or a history of seizures
  • if you have metabolic, hormonal or electrolyte problems
  • if you drink alcohol or have a history of liver problems or alcohol abuse
  • if you have recently had major surgery or a serious injury.

Some medications may interact with Zocor. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Amiodarone, certain azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole, ketoconazole), danazol, diltiazem, fibrates (eg, gemfibrozil, clofibrate), fluconazole, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), imatinib , immunosuppressants (eg, cyclosporine), macrolide antibiotics (eg, clarithromycin, erythromycin), mibefradil, nefazodone, niacin, nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (eg, delavirdine), risperidone, streptogramins ( eg, dalfopristin), telithromycin, vasopressin receptor antagonists (eg, conivaptan), verapamil, or voriconazole because they may increase the risk of muscle or kidney problems
  • Bosentan, carbamazepine, rifampin, or St. John's wort because they may decrease the effectiveness of Zocor
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), digoxin, macrolide immunosuppressants (eg, tacrolimus), or spironolactone because the risk of their side effects may be increased with Zocor.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your doctor if Zocor may interact with other medications you take. Check with your doctor before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Important safety information:

  • Drinking alcohol daily or in large quantities can increase the risk of liver problems with Zocor. Check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while taking Zocor.
  • Follow the diet and exercise program prescribed by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Zocor before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Women who can become pregnant must use effective contraception while taking Zocor. Consult your doctor if you have questions about the use of contraceptive methods.
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness to your doctor immediately, especially if you also have a fever or general body aches.
  • Rarely, skin, hair, and nail changes (eg, discoloration, dryness, hair loss) may occur. Consult your doctor if these effects bother you or concern you.
  • Laboratory tests, including blood cholesterol levels, liver function tests, and blood creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, may be performed while you are using Zocor. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
  • Zocor should be used with extreme caution in children under 10 years of age and in those who have not reached puberty; safety and efficacy in these children have not been confirmed.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use Zocor if you are pregnant. May cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. It is not known if Zocor is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while you are taking Zocor.

Use Zocor as indicated in the leaflet

How should this medicine be used?

Use Zocor as directed by your doctor.

  • Take Zocor by mouth with or without food.
  • Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can increase the amount of Zocor in your blood, which can increase the risk of serious side effects. The risk may be higher with large amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Avoid consuming large amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juice (for example, more than a liter a day). Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have concerns about including grapefruit or grapefruit juice in your diet while taking Zocor.
  • Keep taking Zocor even if you feel fine. Do not skip any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Zocor, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.

Ask your doctor any questions you have about the use of Zocor.

What are the side effects that this medicine could cause?

Important safety information:

  • Drinking alcohol daily or in large quantities can increase the risk of liver problems with Zocor. Check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while taking Zocor.
  • Follow the diet and exercise program prescribed by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Zocor before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Women who can become pregnant must use effective contraception while taking Zocor. Consult your doctor if you have questions about the use of contraceptive methods.
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness to your doctor immediately, especially if you also have a fever or general body aches.
  • Rarely, skin, hair, and nail changes (eg, discoloration, dryness, hair loss) may occur. Consult your doctor if these effects bother you or concern you.
  • Laboratory tests, including blood cholesterol levels, liver function tests, and blood creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, may be performed while you are using Zocor. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
  • Zocor should be used with extreme caution in children under 10 years of age and in those who have not reached puberty; safety and efficacy in these children have not been confirmed.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use Zocor if you are pregnant. May cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. It is not known if Zocor is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while you are taking Zocor.

How is Zocor (Simvastatin) stored?

Store Zocor at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep Zocor out of the reach of children and away from pets.

what should I do in case of an overdose?

Important safety information:

  • Drinking alcohol daily or in large quantities can increase the risk of liver problems with Zocor. Check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while taking Zocor.
  • Follow the diet and exercise program prescribed by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Zocor before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Women who can become pregnant must use effective contraception while taking Zocor. Consult your doctor if you have questions about the use of contraceptive methods.
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness to your doctor immediately, especially if you also have a fever or general body aches.
  • Rarely, skin, hair, and nail changes (eg, discoloration, dryness, hair loss) may occur. Consult your doctor if these effects bother you or concern you.
  • Laboratory tests, including blood cholesterol levels, liver function tests, and blood creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels, may be performed while you are using Zocor. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
  • Zocor should be used with extreme caution in children under 10 years of age and in those who have not reached puberty; safety and efficacy in these children have not been confirmed.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use Zocor if you are pregnant. May cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. It is not known if Zocor is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while you are taking Zocor.

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