Zocor® (simvastatin) is a medication that has been licensed for the following uses:
- Treatment of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- Treatment of high triglycerides
- Prevention of heart or blood vessel disease (known as cardiovascular disease).
This medication works by blocking an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. Constipation, headache, and stomach pain are some of the most commonly reported side effects. Zocor comes in tablet form and is taken every evening. Each dose should be taken with a glass of water, though you may take it with or without food.
(For more information about this prescription medicine, including details about its risks, warnings, and potential interactions, click Zocor.)