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Zocor

Zocor



USES: Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.



 
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Zocor

Uses
Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Notes
  • Your doctor may periodically perform lab tests during treatment to monitor your progress.
  • For best results, exercise regularly and follow a doctor- approved, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and heat.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • This medication may be taken without regard to meals.
  • If you are taking this drug once daily, take it with the evening meal or at bedtime as directed.
  • It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed.
  • This drug must be taken regularly to keep cholesterol low.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, gas, heartburn, change of taste, diarrhea, constipation, skin rash, headache, dizziness or blurred vision may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify MD promptly if you experience muscle ache/pain, fever, unusual tiredness or weakness, vision changes or yellowing eyes and skin.
  • If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking simvastatin tell your doctor if you have liver disease, a severe infection, kidney disease, heart disease, low thyroid function, history of alcoholism or any allergies, especially drug allergies.
  • Limit alcohol intake, as this may aggravate drug side effects.
  • Simvastatin should not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the possible adverse effects to the infant breast-feeding is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the doses.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including warfarin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, gemfibrozil, cholestyramine, niacin azole antifungal drugs (e.g., itraconazole), clarithromycin and nefazodone.
  • Avoid grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor specifically instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Zocor
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 71
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Time Taken: 7 days

Reason: To lower cholesterol Date: 16 March 2009
Side Effects
Dr..prescribed. After 7 days I woke up with severe pain in my head - in back of my neck and upper back and shoulders. I also experienced pain in my wrists and elbows etc.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 60
Location: Connecticut
Time Taken: 8 days

Reason: high cholesterol Date: 11 December 2008
Side Effects
Took Zocor for one week and had leg cramps which I didn't realize were a side effect. On day 8 I woke up feeling as if I had the flu - bad muscle aches and cramps.

Additional Thoughts
MD stopped med when I reported muscle pain and sent me for a blood test to measure muscle inflamation. Off med for 2 days and still having muscle cramps in arms and legs. No generalized aching.

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