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what is zocor (simvastatin)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Zocor (simvastatin): Zocor is simvastatin a lipid control drug

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of zocor (simvastatin) like?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Usually none: Usually none. Some people report muscle aches or weakness, and some report memory impairment. The majority of these reports turn out not to be from the medication. There are a very small number of potentially life-threatening reactions when muscle cells break down threatening kidney damage. The benefits of cholesterol lowering greatly outweigh the risks for most people.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are side effects of zocor (simvastatin) from?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Rare, but not zero: Most people have no side effects from "statin" medications. A small percentage of people may get muscle symptoms and a very small number can develop life-threatening muscle cell destruction called rhabdomyolysis. Also uncommon are serious liver problems. The benefits of lowering cholesterol far outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, a misguided public scare has exagerated these risks.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

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Dr. Robert Didier
General Practice 50 years experience
Reduces blood fats: This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when you take this drug.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Do you need a prescription for Zocor (simvastatin)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Zocor (simvastatin) - yes: Zocor = simvastatin . prescription needed.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What side effects are associated with Zocor (simvastatin)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Zocor (simvastatin): zocor/ simvastatin has many potential side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zocor-side-effects.html

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