Zocor (Simvastatin) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Zocor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, and coronary artery bypass in people with high risk factors. Zocor is an adjunctive therapy to a low-fat diet. Zocor is also known by its drug name, Simvastatin.

Zocor is a statin. Statins are believed to work by stopping the body from producing cholesterol and promoting the reabsorption of existing cholesterol.

How do I take it?
Zocor is generally taken once daily.

Zocor comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Zocor lists common side effects including headache, cold symptoms, nausea, constipation, and abdominal pain.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Zocor include myopathy and rhabdomyolysis, which are types of muscle damage.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to statins during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Zocor – Merck

Statins – MedlinePlus

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