Zocor is the brand name version of the generic drug simvastatin, which is primarily prescribed to help lower low-density lipoprotein (“bad” cholesterol) while increasing high-density lipoprotein (“good” cholesterol.)

What is Zocor?

Also known as the generic drug simvastatin, Zocor belongs to a class of medications called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, also known as "statins." Along with a healthy, proper diet, Zocor works to prevent the amount of “bad” cholesterol in the body while at the same time increasing the amount of “good” cholesterol. It is also sometimes prescribed to help lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other possible complications with the heart for people with diabetes or other factors that put them at risk.

What are the benefits of Zocor?

  • Lowering of “bad” cholesterol
  • Increasing of “good” cholesterol
  • Can lower triglycerides (a type of fat) in the body
  • Can lower the risk of heart problems for some people at high risk

What is the recommended Zocor dosage?

The recommended dosage of Zocor for you personally will be determined by your doctor. However, most people are prescribed anywhere from 5 mg to 80 mg per day. It is important to never take more or less than recommended by your doctor. It is also important to read any dosage information on the prescription bottle carefully before you start taking Zocor for help controlling your cholesterol.

How quickly does Zocor start working?

Zocor will not start working right away. The exact amount of time it takes for it to help with your cholesterol will vary. Even if it does not appear to be working, you should continue to take it exactly as instructed by your doctor. Also, it is important that you change your diet to help control your cholesterol when taking Zocor for the maximum effect.

How should I take Zocor?

Available in tablet form, Zocor should be taken orally, with a full glass of water. It is better to take it in the evening with dinner. If you are directed to take it more than once per day, you should make sure you take it with meals. If you should happen to miss a dose for any reason, take it when you remember. However, if it is close to your next normal dose, just wait until then. You should never take extra medication to try to make up for a missed dose.

What is the safest way to buy Zocor?

While you need a prescription to purchase Zocor legally - online or not - there are some places that will sell it to you without a prescription. While this is illegal in most cases, there are other reasons you should avoid this. There are many health risks associated with taking medicine received from an online website that is not registered.

MedsMD.com is registered as an online pharmacy in the Untied States, meaning you can shop with confidence. You can even talk to our physicians, asking them questions. They can also give you an online consultation on the spot, allowing you to purchase Zocor online safely and legally.

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