Zocor Dosage

Dosing Guidelines for Children

The recommended starting dose of Zocor for children (ages 10 to 17) with high cholesterol is Zocor 10 mg once a day. If your child does not reach his or her cholesterol goal on the starting dosage, your child's healthcare provider may choose to increase the dose. The dosage can also be decreased if Zocor side effects occur. The maximum daily dosage for children is Zocor 40 mg.

Taking Zocor Safely

Some considerations for people taking Zocor include the following:
  • Your Zocor medication should be taken in the evening, and may be taken with or without food.
  • For your dose to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Zocor will not work if you stop taking it.

Final Thoughts

The Zocor dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will depend on a number of factors, including your cholesterol goal. Remember that lowering cholesterol begins with lifestyle changes, including weight loss, diet, and exercise.
If lifestyle changes alone do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, then cholesterol medication, such as Zocor, may be necessary. However, when people are taking cholesterol medication, lifestyle changes are still important for maintaining a good cholesterol level.
If you are unsure about anything related to Zocor or dosing information, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Also, do not stop taking Zocor without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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