What are the long term side effects of Zocor?

Contact your doctor if you have severe side effects of Zocor including:

  • confusion,
  • fever,
  • painful urination,
  • weight gain,
  • muscle pain,
  • weakness,
  • increased hunger or thirst, or.
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes),

Can simvastatin cause heart problems?

Statins include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol XL), lovastatin (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor, Ezallor) and simvastatin (Zocor, FloLipid). Having too much cholesterol in your blood increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes.

What special instructions must be followed when administering simvastatin?

Take simvastatin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Shake suspension well for at least 20 seconds before each use. If you will be taking the simvastatin suspension, do not use a household teaspoon to measure your dose.

Do statins affect heart rate?

Statins are suggested to have beneficial effects on heart rate variability. Specifically, Pehlivanidis et al. [32] suggested that 2-year atorvastatin administration in dyslipidemic patients with or without CAD significantly increased heart rate variability independently of its lipid-lowering capacity.

Is weight gain a side effect of Zocor?

Physical. A potential side effect of statins is muscle pain and weakness. If people are experiencing this side effect, they may be less likely to exercise, which could result in weight gain.

What does simvastatin do to the body?

Simvastatin acts on the liver to stop it making cholesterol. This lowers your blood cholesterol level.

Does Zocor make you tired?

Some people who take statins may find themselves feeling more tired than usual, a new study suggests. In the study, people taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs were more likely to experience decreased energy, fatigue during exercise, or both, compared with those not taking statins.

Does Zocor affect blood pressure?

Although Zocor is usually prescribed for atherosclerosis, recent studies involving Zocor and high blood pressure found that regular use of statin compounds, including Zocor, is associated with lowering high blood pressure and that when the statin medication is stopped, the blood pressure rises again.

When should Zocor be taken?

Zocor is usually taken at bedtime or with an evening meal. If you take this medicine more than once daily, take it with meals. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. While using Zocor, you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor’s office.

Can Zocor cause depression?

Side effects are possible when taking simvastatin (ZocorĀ®). One rare side effect, occurring in less than 1 percent of people who take the drug, is depression. Given how infrequently depression occurs in people taking simvastatin, however, it is difficult to say whether this is actually caused by the medicine itself or something else.

Is Zocor a blood thinner?

So no not a blood thinner. Zocor is a medication for treatment of hypercholesterolemia . It decreases LDL, serum triglycerides , cholesterol and slightly increases the HDL.