Zocor and Liver Problems

Warnings and Precautions

Because Zocor can affect the liver, it is used with caution in people who drink more than a moderate amount of alcohol or have a history of liver disease.
 
Zocor is not recommended for people with liver disease or high liver enzymes before Zocor is started.
 

Possible Symptoms of Liver Problems

There are a number of symptoms that can occur in someone who develops liver problems while taking Zocor. You should contact your doctor if you have any of the following problems:
 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Passing brown or dark-colored urine
  • Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes
  • Fatigue, or feeling more tired than usual.

 

Final Thoughts

Liver problems with Zocor occur rarely; but in order to keep you as safe as possible, your healthcare provider will routinely check how your liver is doing by testing your liver enzyme levels. If they are high, your healthcare provider may recommend lowering your Zocor dosage or switching medicines.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about liver problems and Zocor, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. He or she understands your situation best and is in the best position to give you recommendations.
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