Zocor is also known as Simvastatin. It is one of the most effective cholesterol-lowering medications that hold the production of cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is a type of blood fat needed by the body for its proper functioning. They help in indigestion of the food but too much of cholesterol in the human body leads to various diseases. This medicinal drug also corrects the low density lipoprotein cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol can lead to several problems in the human body. It also helps in lowering triglyceride levels of the body.
This medicinal drug is very useful in lowering the risk of heart attack, and all the heart related complications. Special attention should be given in the intake of the doses if you are already suffering from diabetes or having coronary heart disease. This type of medicinal drug can be used in children who are at least 10 years old. Most of the people are not aware of the fact that Zocor can be used for multiple purposes which may not list in the medication guide also. It is highly recommended that the intake of Zocor should be stopped, if you are pregnant as it may have harmful effects on unborn baby. Avoid using graph juices till the time you are taking this medication, as they will have dangerous side effects to health. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have any past history of liver disease or kidney disease, diabetes, a thyroid disorder or if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily. Zocor usually comes in 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg.
Zocor is highly recommended by the doctors to prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries. This medicinal drug is very useful in preventing various conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease. One should immediately stop taking this medicine in situations like-muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness in body with fever or dark coloured urine. The most common side effect of this medicinal drug is the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, which further leads to failure of the kidney. One should always consult with his doctor before buying Zocor.
Always follow the medication guide properly told by your doctor. Most of the people are not aware of the fact that Zocor will be ineffective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan told by the doctor. Drinking beverages may raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver when you are taking Zocor simultaneously. It is a type of special prescription drug that is considered as an addition to diet for many people suffering from high cholesterol. This medicinal drug should not be taken by anyone who is pregnant or plans to become pregnant or allergic to Zocor or is breast-feeding.