Trade name: Zocor
Strength: 10 mg
Active ingredient: Simvastatin
Category: HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins
Pregnancy category: Simvastatin belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: D And US FDA pregnancy category X.
Uses: Zocor 10 mg tablet is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood and increasing levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
How to use: Take Zocor 10 mg tablet orally with or without food. It is usually given once daily at bed time. You need do blood test to check cholesterol levels. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Side Effects: constipation, stomach pain, nausea, headache, cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, memory loss or forgetfulness, confusion
Dosage: Usual adult dosage: 5 to 40 mg orally once a day.
Written by: : www.healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 26th, 2016
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