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What should I do if I miss a dose of Zocor?

What should I do if I miss a dose of Zocor?

Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Zocor is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. What happens if I miss a dose?

Can a Zocor deficiency lead to kidney failure?

Zocor can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, potentially leading to kidney failure. This condition may be more likely to occur in older adults and in people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

How often should you take Zocor for high cholesterol?

If you take this medicine more than once daily, take it with meals. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. While using Zocor, you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor’s office. You may need to take Zocor on a long-term basis for the treatment of high cholesterol.

What’s the difference between Zocor 5 and 10 mg?

Tablets ZOCOR 5 mg are buff, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 726 on one side and ZOCOR 5 on the other. Tablets ZOCOR 10 mg are peach, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 735 on one side and plain on the other. Tablets ZOCOR 20 mg are tan, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 740 on one side and plain on the other.

How long does it take to lose weight on Zocor?

Weight loss is found among people who take Zocor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 – 2 years. The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Zocor and have Weight loss.

Are there any side effects to taking Zocor?

80,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor. Among them, 356 people (0.44%) have Weight loss. What is Zocor? Zocor has active ingredients of simvastatin.

How old do you have to be to take Zocor?

Zocor is also used to treat heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) in adolescents (males and females that are one-year post menarche, 10 to 17 years old). Zocor is available in generic form. What Are Side Effects of Zocor?

How is Zocor used to treat high cholesterol?

Zocor (simvastatin) is a statin that lowers lipids and cholesterol levels used in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as a low-fat, low cholesterol diet, and exercise to reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease and ischemic strokes in patients with elevated lipids and cholesterol.