Simcor Substitute

Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides. In clinical studies, this drug was shown to be effective in increasing "good" cholesterol and reducing "bad" cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides. Although most people respond well to this medication, you may want to consider a substitute if you experience any side effects or do not see an improvement in your cholesterol levels.
 
Simvastatin or niacin by itself can be used as a Simcor substitute. There are also many other statins available to treat high cholesterol, including lovastatin, rosuvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, and atorvastatin.
 
Besides statins, the three other major classes of cholesterol medications are:
 
There is also another combination medicine called Vytorin® (which contains Zocor and Zetia) that is available.
 
(Click Simcor Alternatives to learn more about the various substitutes for Simcor and to find out which type of cholesterol medication may be best for your particular situation.)
 
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