Zocor is a prescription drug used only when your doctor recommends it for you. Important things like dosage determination, frequency of use and other details should be discussed with a doctor.
The medicine’s main component simvastatin can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you know about allergy to this substance, do not consume Zocor. Discuss other treatment options with your medical professional.
Zocor is not used in patients who belong to certain groups such as breast-feeding or pregnant women, patients with serious or acute liver disease.
Extremely rare the medicine can cause dangerous skeletal muscle tissue disruption, kidney failure and other serious conditions. People with kidney disease or uncontrollable hypothyroidism are more prone to the risks of dangerous side effects occurrence.
Some drugs in combination with Zocor can enlarge the chance for serious muscle problems. The list of medicines which should not be used together with Zocor includes: cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), danazol (Danocrine), gemfibrozil (Lopid), nefazodone, the antibiotics clarithromycin, erythromycin and telithromycin.
Prior to the treatment with Zocor, let your doctor know if you have been using any of the following medicines:
Great importance should be given the fact of having or previous experiencing of liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, alcoholism.
Zocor treatment should be initiated only with a doctor’s approval and under his supervision.
The application of Zocor does not demand any special knowledge or skills. The medicine should be taken exactly as your doctor prescribed you or as it is stated in the prescription label. The full information about the medicine is available with the package. Read it carefully before application.
The exact dosing of Zocor is beneficial for treatment outcomes. Overdosing can cause dangerous and even life-threatening effects to a patient. Be attentive to your dose and take it as often as recommended by your doctor.
Generally Zocor is taken before going to bed or just with the last day meal. Zocor can be prescribed two times a day. In this case you should take the medicine with meals.
Regular blood tests are demanded during the treatment. They help to identify the correctness of the dose and evaluate the success of the treatment. Do not neglect the suggestions of your doctor for blood testing.
Zocor medicine should be used as a part of complex program for normalizing the cholesterol level. The program must also include diet, exercises, weight control. Only in complex all the parts of the program and the medicine can improve your condition.