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What does Zocor do for the body?

What does Zocor do for the body?

Simvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins.” It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.

Is 40mg of simvastatin too much?

Dosage. The usual dose for adults is between 10mg and 40mg once a day. People with very high cholesterol levels may be prescribed a higher dose of 80mg a day. Your dose depends on the reason for taking it, your cholesterol levels, and what other medicines you’re taking.

How safe is Zocor?

Zocor is a member of the class of drugs known as statins. All statin drugs carry a risk of muscle damage, but new data suggest that this risk may be particularly high for the 80 milligram dose of Zocor.

Is simvastatin 40 mg safe?

The present results provide further evidence of the safety of long-term treatment with simvastatin 40 mg daily. The risk of myopathy was rare, with an incidence of less than 0.1% over 5 years, and there was no evidence that simvastatin 40 mg daily causes clinical hepatitis.

Why should you take Zocor at night?

Simvastatin is probably best taken at night because concentrations of total cholesterol and of low density lipoprotein are significantly greater when it is taken in the morning.

Does Zocor damage your liver?

Effects on liver Prescribing information for simvastatin (and other statins) has typically recommended routine liver function monitoring, even though – despite over 20 years of clinical investigation and widespread use – there is still no good evidence that the drug is hepatotoxic.

Can simvastatin cause a cough?

If you feel short of breath or develop an unexplained cough. This is because (in very rare cases) statin medicines like simvastatin can cause a disease called interstitial lung disease. If you develop any allergic-type reactions, such as swelling around your mouth or face, or a skin rash.

What is simvastatin side effects?

Common simvastatin side effects may include: headache; constipation, nausea, stomach pain; or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

What is a generic medicine for simvastatin?

Simvastatin is sold as a single-ingredient generic medication and under the brand-name Zocor. It is also sold in combination with ezetimibe as Vytorin, and niacin as Simcor.

What does simvastatin 40mg look like?

Simvastatin Tablets USP, 40 mg are pink, oval-shaped, biconvex, beveled-edge, film-coated tablets debossed with “ZA22” on one side and plain on other side. Simvastatin Tablets USP, 80 mg are white to off-white, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablets debossed with “ZA23” on one side and plain on other side.

What color is simvastatin 40 mg?

Simvastatin 40mg is a brick red-coloured, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, scored on one side; The tablets can be divided into equal halves along the score line. The tablets are packed in blisters in a carton box, containing 28 tablets.