High Cholesterol

Simvastatin

Generic For Zocor
starting at $14.99

Simvastatin is a medication used to help lower cholesterol levels while increasing the good cholesterol in the body.  Simvastatin is well tolerated and dosed based off of risk factors and cholesterol levels. 

  • Used to reduce total cholesterol while raising good cholesterol in the body
  • Dosing is based on cholesterol levels, family history, or present risk factors in preventing a future event from occurring, such as heart attack and stroke
  • Dosing can range and may change based on risk factors and tolerance
  • Typical dosing is between 20 mg to 40 mg for effectiveness while minimizing side effects
  • Individuals 65 years and older typically start at a lower dose to minimize side effects
  • Taken with or without food in the evening for maximal effect
  • Must not take with grapefruit or grapefruit juice
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  • Side Effects

    Side effects include diarrhea, joint pain, trouble sleeping, and upset stomach.

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