Zocor 20 mg

How Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin) Works:

Zocor 20 mg has an active ingredient, Simvastatin, belonging to the class of ‘Statins’. It basically works by blocking an enzyme, HMG-CoA-reductase which is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and raises ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL).

Before You Use Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin):

Make sure that:

  • You are not allergic to Simvastatin

  • You do not take alcohol

  • Your doctor knows about your Surgeries, Pre-existing disease and Medications, Food Habits, Supplements, etc.

What Should You Avoid While Taking Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin):

  • You should avoid taking alcohol

  • Avoid taking high fat meals

  • Strictly avoid taking Medicines without prescriptions

When Not To Use Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin):

You should avoid Zocor 20 mg if you:

  • Have ever noticed any Allergy/ Hypersensitivity to it

  • Have Severe Liver/ Kidney Impairment

  • Are Pregnant/ Conceiving/ Breastfeeding

  • Always consult your doctor for suitable and effective treatment

Tell Your Doctor If You:

  • Have Allergy to it

  • Have muscle cramps, tiredness, muscle pain, or dark colored urine while taking Simvastatin

  • Have Jaundice and Fever

  • Have thyroid problems

  • Have any Intestinal/ Stomach Disease

  • Have any Kidney/ Liver Disease

  • Have Diabetes as it may raise Blood Sugar Levels

  • Are Pregnant/Breastfeeding

  • Are having other Diseases, Drugs or Therapies

Dosage:

Zocor 20 mg contains Simvastatin, a statin which helps in reducing cholesterol. Zocor 20 mg is available in various strengths and substitutes and should be given on prescription only. You should always discuss your doctor for the duration of dosage as age and severity of the disease differ from patient to patient.

Adults are advised to take Zocor 20 mg at a fixed time, with or without food. Do not consume larger or smaller amounts than Prescribed. It is comparatively a safe drug which is used in reducing the amount of cholesterol also in patients suffering from hypercholesterolemia. It should be avoided in children below 8 years.

How Much Of The Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin) to Be Used:

Patients are always advised to follow their doctor’s prescriptions and instructions to take Zocor 20 mg.

How To Take The Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin):

Zocor 20 mg dose should be taken at a fixed time with food to avoid stomach upset to prevent Diarrhea or flatulance. Swallow the tablet as a whole with water without chewing or crushing it. It is better to take it in evening. Avoid high fat diets and go for regular exercise.

For How Long Should You Continue Using Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin)

You are always advised to take Zocor 20 mg as prescribed by your doctor. do not take it in a large amount or for a longer time than recommended.

Overdose:

Contact your doctor or reach nearby medical facility immediately if you are suspecting the overdose symptoms like Diarrhea, weakness, dyspepsia, etc.

Do not give your medicine to anyone other than you. Always keep remember the dose and timings for the medicine administration.

Missed Dose:

A missed dose of Zocor 20 mg should be taken as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is the time for the next dose. Do not double the dose for next time if you missed once.

What Are The Side Effects Of The Zocor 20 Mg (Simvastatin)

  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) Pain

  • Allergic reaction

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Dyspepsia

  • Increased Liver Enzymes

  • Increased Creatine PhosPhoKinase (CPK) level in blood

  • Diarrhoea

  • Flatulence

  • Constipation

  • Fever

  • Dark Urine

  • Increased glucose level in blood

What Are The Common Drug Interactions:

Zocor 20 mg may interact with other drugs you are taking simultaneously. These interactions can produce some adverse effects or cause your drug not to work properly. You should always discuss it with your doctor if you are on any Vitamin therapy, taking other Drugs or Herbal Supplements. It interacts with the following medicines:

  • Colchicine

  • Carbamazepine

  • Ciprofloxacin

  • Cyclosporine

It interacts with few diseased conditions like:

  • Diabetes

  • Rhabdomyolysis

  • Liver disease

Warning And Precaution:

Zocor 20 mg should be used very cautiously in:

  • Impaired Liver/Renal Function

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Diabetes

  • Thyroid

  • Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Cognitive Impairment

  • Pediatric Population or children below 8 years

  • It should be used cautiously in Pregnant/Breastfeeding women

  • Consult your doctor for best possible treatment and dosage adjustment in the above conditions.

Things To Remember:

  • Follow a regular exercise and low fat diet schedule for better effects of the tablet.

  • Monitor your Liver/Kidney enzyme function and also Blood Glucose Levels while taking this medicine

  • Keep out of reach and sight of the children

  • Do not use the expired product or medicine.

  • Read all the information written on the package inserts or leaflets before taking the tablets

  • Always consult your doctor if you have any doubt in case of the dose, time, and the strength of the medication.

Indications:

Do not stop taking Zocor 20 mg on your own or do not take it for longer than recommended by your physician. Take pre-decided dosage and follow your doctor’s instructions for the improvement.

Storage:

Store the Zocor 20 mg at room temperature in a clean and dry place. Make sure that the tablets should not be damaged or opened before purchasing or while storing.

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