Zocor Overview – A Prescription Medication Used to Treat High Cholesterol and Prevent Heart Disease


Zocor, the brand-name form of simvastatin,
is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart
disease. Zocor belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, also
known as statins. Statins help to lower cholesterol levels in the body.
This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken once daily at bedtime, with
or without food. Common side effects of Zocor include muscle
and joint soreness, nausea, and constipation. For more information on this medication and
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