Zocor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Zocor is used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death due to coronary heart disease. It also reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood vessel blockage, or chest pain caused by angina, it lows high cholesterol and triglycerides and increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels. Zocor works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.
Other names for this medication:
Actalipid, Docsimvasta, Doctiverine, Dosavastatin, Lipex, Lipinorm, Lodales, Normotherin, Simbastatin, Simcard, Simgal, Simvastatina, Simvastatinum, Simvofix, Simvor, Sinvacor, Sivastin, Statinal, Vasilip, Zeid, Zocord, Zorced, Zorstat, Zosta, Zostin, Zostine, Zovast, Zovastin, Zovatin, Zurocid