Zocor is an effective medication used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia, a disorder which involves higher level of lipid in the body. Zocor 20mg contains key pharmaceutical ingredient Simvastatin. It is also used in to reduce heart problem such as atherosclerosis.


Cholesterol is significant element of body, it constitute major part of cell membrane and steroid hormones. Liver produces great amount of cholesterol in the body, it is also synthesized by dietary source such as meats, eggs, fish and dairy products. Liver also regulate blood cholesterol present in the body, but when the level of cholesterol increases beyond its requirement in the body, it may cause serious complication such as heart attack, chest pain, stroke and overweight.


Zocor is an effective medication used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia, a disorder which involves higher level of lipid in the body.


These effects are produced due the presence of higher amount of fats present in artery and the blood supply gets blocked. On the basis of significance and drawback of cholesterol, it is of two types HDL and LDL. LDL is also known as bad cholesterol because it may cause plague in the artery and increase the chances of coronary heart disease on the other hand HDL involves removal of Cholesterol and dispose it to the liver, for this reason HDL is also known as good cholesterol.


There are various common methods by which you may decrease the level of cholesterol in the body such as doing exercise, losing your weight and cutting of diet that contains fats such as meat, ghee, butter, biscuits, cake, milk chocolates and creams. But this measure may not sufficient for the treatment of high cholesterol.


Simvastatin 20mg and 40mg is effective way to treat hypercholesterolemia with having good safety and efficacy profile. It reduces the mortality of cardiovascular risk all over the world, which makes it first line drug to treat higher level of cholesterol in blood.


Zocor 40mg acts by inhibiting the rate of A HMG-CoA reductase pathway. The enzyme HMG-CoA reductase is responsible for the endogenous production of cholesterol. In this way, level of Cholesterol decreases in the body. 


Zocor comes in oral dosage forms having different strength such as 20mg or 40mg. Start with low dose of this medication as prescribed. Take one dose of this drug daily at evening till 4 weeks. You should performed lipid determination therapy periodically. Dose can be decreased or increased depending upon the different condition of patient and tolerability of this drug in the body of men for example, lower the dose of Zocor in patient taking drugs such as Virapamil, Diltiazem and Amiloride, and increase its dose in patient of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Patient of renal and kidney impairment requires adjustment of dose.


Zocor 40mg acts by inhibiting the rate of A HMG-CoA reductase pathway.


Zocor 40mg may cause possible side effects such as Dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat and bladder pain. These are temporary side effects and need not to be worry so much as it only lasts till the presence of this drug in the body. Side effects can also minimized by taking some precautionary measures.


Some safety measures should keep in mind for the betterment of therapy such as.


• If you are taking drugs such as Verapamil, Diltiazem, Amiloride, Niacin and fibrates, then intake of Zocor should be avoided.
• Zocor 20mg should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
• It should use cautiously in patient of liver and kidney dysfunction.
• Avoid grapefruit and grape juice because it may interact with it and result in harmful effects.
• It should not be used in children.


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