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Zocor (Simvastatin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Zocor10 mg
Zocor20 mg
Zocor40 mg

Generic Equivalent of Zocor

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Simvastatin5 mg
Simvastatin40 mg
Simvastatin80 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Zocor?

A Prescription is required to acquire Zocor from licensed online Canadian pharmacies.

What Is The Drug Zocor Used for?

Zocor is prescribed to lower the levels of cholesterol and fatty substances in the blood called as triglycerides. This helps to reduce the health risks associated with coronary heart disease (CHD), as elevated levels of cholesterol can lead to clogging of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis) that carry oxygen and nutrients to heart and lead to CHD. Zocor also helps to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Along with the medication, your doctor will also prescribe a diet and other measures such as exercise and weight control to reduce cholesterol levels. Zocor has not been studied for use in children under the age of 10 years.

How Does Zocor Work In The Body?

Zocor (simvastatin) belongs to a class of drugs known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or statins. This medication helps to block the enzyme which is necessary for the body to make cholesterol. Zocor causes reduced production of cholesterol from the liver.

What is the generic form of Zocor?

The generic form of Zocor is simvastatin and is manufactured by Biocon.

How Is Zocor Supplied and Stored?

The branded Zocor is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. and is available in dosage forms of 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg in blister packages of 28 tablets.

The generic version of Zocor (Simvastatin) is available in 5 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg dosage forms in the packing of 100 tablets.

The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C, protected from moisture, heat, and light. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Zocor?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Zocor 40 mg at an unbeatable price of $493 for a supply of 84 tablets, which is $5.87 per tablet. The generic form of Zocor (simvastatin) 40 mg is available at a price of $30 for a supply of 100 tablets which is $0.30 per tablet. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Are Zocor And Simvastatin The Same?

Zocor belongs to a class of drugs known as statins. The generic name for Zocor is simvastatin and both are the same.

Can Zocor Lead To Increased Blood Sugar?

Statins such as Zocor can lead to slight increase in blood sugar. Discuss with your doctor about your risk of developing diabetes.

How Should I Take Zocor?

You should take Zocor exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take the medication with your evening meal. The usual recommended starting dose is 10 mg daily and the maximum dose is 40 mg a day. Do not change the dose or stop the medication without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will monitor your clinical conditions and blood tests regularly. It is important to have these check-ups done on schedule.

Why Do You Have To Take Zocor At Night?

Some statins work better when taken with a meal and some statins like Zocor work more effectively when taken at night or bedtime. This is because the cholesterol-making enzyme is more active at night.

What Not To Eat Or Drink When Taking Simvastatin?

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with simvastatin and lead to dangerous effects. Also, avoid eating foods that contain large amounts of fats or cholesterol while taking simvastatin.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Zocor?

It is important to avoid alcohol while you are taking Zocor or let your doctor know if you are drinking two or more than two alcoholic drinks in a day. Consuming alcohol while taking Zocor can increase the chances of developing liver problems.

How is Zocor Metabolized in Body?

The drug is extensively metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 2 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Zocor?

Like all other medications, Zocor can also cause side effects. Common side effects include diarrhea, gas, constipation, stomach upset, nausea, abdominal pain, skin rashes, headache, poor memory, loss of memory, confusion, trouble sleeping, depression, breathing problems such as a persistent cough or shortness of breath, fever, erectile dysfunction. Some side effects reported with other statins include nightmares, sleep disturbances. Other side effects of Zocor include increased blood sugar with frequent urination, thirst and hunger, allergic reaction with symptoms such as swelling of the face, eyelids, lips tongue or throat, sudden shortness of breath, flushing, sensitivity to light, skin reactions including hives, brown or discolored urine, liver Disorder with symptoms such as pain in the belly, dark urine, itchy skin, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, pale stools, yellowing of skin or the eyes, generalized weakness, unexplained muscle pain, muscle tenderness and muscle weakness, blurred vision. When starting with Zocor, at any time if you feel muscle problems such as weakness, tenderness or pain, contact your doctor right away. These are not all the possible side effects of Zocor. In case you experience any unexpected effect, consult your doctor immediately.

When Should You Not Take Zocor?

Do not take Zocor if you:
  • Are allergic to simvastatin or any other ingredients present in Zocor
  • Have an active liver disease
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Taking any of the below-mentioned medications:
    • Antifungal drugs such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, or voriconazole
    • HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir
    • Hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors such as boceprevir or telaprevir
    • Some antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin
    • Nefazodone (an antidepressant medicine)
    • Medicines containing cobicistat
    • Cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant)
    • Gemfibrozil (a fibric acid medicine used to lower cholesterol)
    • Danazol
    Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is listed above.

    What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Zocor?

    Before you start taking Zocor, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
    • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Have thyroid problems
    • Drink three or more than three alcoholic drinks daily
    • Are taking any other cholesterol-lowering agent such as fibrates(gemfibrozil, fenofibrate), ezetimibe or niacin
    • Are taking any other prescription or over the counter medications including any natural health products
    • Have a family history of a muscular disease
    • Have liver or kidney diseases
    • Have diabetes as Zocor may slightly increase your blood sugar
    • Had any past problems with muscles (such as pain or tenderness) after using HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ("statin") such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin, pravastatin (Pravachol) or rosuvastatin (Crestor), or have developed an allergy or intolerance to them
    • Have undergone surgery or any other tissue injury
    • Do excessive physical exercise
    • Are of child-bearing age as cholesterol compounds are required for the growth and development of a fetus. Cholesterol-lowering agents like Zocor can harm the fetus. If you are of child-bearing age, discuss with your doctor about the potential dangers to the fetus and birth control methods
    • Become pregnant. Zocor should not be used by pregnant women. If you become pregnant discontinue the medicine immediately and consult your doctor
    • Are an Asian

    What Medicines Can Interact With Zocor?

    It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Zocor include:
    • Antifungal drugs such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, or voriconazole
    • HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir
    • Hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors such as boceprevir or telaprevir
    • Some antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin and fusidic acid (intravenous or oral)
    • Nefazodone (an antidepressant medicine)
    • Medicines containing cobicistat
    • Cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant)
    • Danazol
    • Other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as fibrates (gemfibrozil, fenofibrate), niacin or ezetimibe. Taking these drugs together with Zocor can increase your risk of developing muscle disease with aching and weakness.
    • Amiodarone (a medicine used for the treatment of irregular heartbeat)
    • Verapamil, or diltiazem, or amlodipine (drugs used to treat high blood pressure, angina, or other heart conditions)
    • Lomitapide (a drug used to treat a serious and rare genetic cholesterol condition)
    • Grapefruit juice
    • Corticosteroids
    • Anticoagulants such as warfarin
    • Colchicine (a medicine used to treat gout)
    • Digoxin (a medicine used to treat heart problems)

    Where Can I Buy Zocor Online?

    If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Zocor can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

    How Is Zocor Delivered?

    The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

    For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

    References:

    1. https://www.merck.ca/static/pdf/ZOCOR-PM_E.pdf
    2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2010/019766s078lbl.pdf
    3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC214096/
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