Generic Name - Simvastatin
Category - HMG-coA reductase inhibitor
Generic for Zocor* is indicated to block the body's ability to make cholesterol. Simvastatin (Generic Sporfloxacin) can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.
Generic for Zocor* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Zocor* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Zocor* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Any hormone disorder (such as diabetes, under-active thyroid)
Blood salt imbalance
Low blood pressure
Muscle disorder or condition
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Zocor*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Zocor* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericZocor*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Zocor* is 20 milligrams once a day in the evening. For high cholesterol patients the dose will start at 40mg adjusted every 4 weeks. For those with severe kidney disease the dose should start at 5mg a day.
Generic for Zocor* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Zocor* side Effects include constipation, diarrhea, gas, muscle weakness with rash, nausea, upper respiratory infection, upset stomach and general weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zocor*.
Generic for Zocor* and Pregnancy
Generic for Zocor* blocks formation of cholesterol, which is necessary for the fetus to develop properly. HMG-coA reductase inhibitors may cause birth defects or other problems in the baby if taken during pregnancy. Do consult your doctor and seek medical advice before using Generic for Zocor* if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Zocor* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Zocor* is not recommended for use during breast-feeding because they may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies
Generic for Zocor* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Zocor* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Zocor* and Geriatric
Generic for Zocor* has been tested in a limited number of patients 65 years of age or older and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Zocor* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.