Still if you are determined to use Zocor consult your doctor. Zocor (very rarely) can cause a condition leading to the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue and kidney failure.
Be attentive to your general health condition while using this medication, if you experience any muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, tiredness, dark colored urine or other serious symptoms call your doctor immediately. Zocor should be used in the doses prescribed by a doctor for the recommended time period.
The list of other drugs which can interact with Zocor is long. Before starting Zocor discuss with your doctor the use of other medications.
It is important to tell your doctor: If you have a history of liver or kidney disease; If you have diabetes, or a thyroid disorder; If you are of Chinese origin; If you consume regularly more than 2 alcoholic beverages or drink grapefruit juice every day. If you are pregnant.
Zocor is not used in pregnant women. The medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects.