Simvastatin - The generic for Zocor., A Statin Use For Lowering Cholesterol. In Your Body.
Simvastatin (Pronunce as: SIM va stah tin) is the Generic Name.
The Brand Name is: Zocor
What is simvastatin? Zocor)
Simvastatin (zocor)is a cholesterol-lowering drug that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of lipid/fat) in the body. It reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) mostly referred as the "bad" cholesterol, and total cholesterol in the blood. Doctors and medical professionals are of the opinion that lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries. These conditions they believe can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.
View this video if you are on Simvastatin or Zocor. Or if you as planning to start taking them.
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What are the possible side effects of simvastatin (Zocor)?
Firstly, watch out for signs of an allergic reaction. Like hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
If anyone of these reactions occur, stop taking simvastatin and call your doctor at once.
Be aware of these serious side effects:
Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.
What is the most important information I should know when I take simvastatin (Zocor)?
Just be aware, that in rare cases, simvastatin can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. This condition can lead to kidney failure.This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
Avoid simvastatin if you have liver disease or if you are breast-feeding. Inform your if you have diabetes, underactive thyroid, kidney disease, a muscle disorder, or a blood disorder, before starting on simvastatin. (Zocar) Also, keep away from eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol.
You have to follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan for simvastatinto to work effectively, in lowering your cholesterol. Avoid drinking alcohol it can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking simvastatin.
There are many drugs that can interact with simvastatin. You have to be aware of them! Best of all, listen to your body. If there is something no right, stop it immediately and call your doctor.
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