Zocor. 20 mg. 28 tablets
Zocor. 20 mg. 28 tablets
ZOCOR (simvastatin) is a tablet containing 1 Omg and 20mg simvastatin as active sastavka.Osven this , ZOCOR contains the following inactive ingredients: butylated hydroxyanisole , ascorbic acid , citric acid monohydrate , microcrystalline cellulose , pregelatinized starch , magnesium stearate, lactose , hydroxypropyl methylcellulose , hydroxypropyl cellulose , titanium dioxide, talc , yellow iron oxide, red iron oxide .
ZOCOR is available in tablets of 10 and 20 mg rag in packs of 14 and 28 tablets .
ZOCOR lowers LDL-C ( bad cholesterol ) and the fats called triglycerides in your blood, and increases HDL-C ( good cholesterol ) . It belongs to the group of drugs known to be inhibitors of the enzyme hydroxymethylglutaryl -coenzyme A (HMG- CoA ) reductase.
Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.,
Haarlem - Netherlands
Why my doctor prescribed ZOCOR?
Your doctor has prescribed ZOCOR, to reduce the health risks associated with ischemic heart disease (IHD ) .
If you have coronary artery disease , diabetes, have had a stroke or have other vascular disease (regardless of the level of cholesterol in your blood ), ZOCOR:
• You can extend your life by reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke
• Reduces the need for surgical intervention aimed at increasing blood flow to the legs and main organs like the heart
• Reduces the need for hospitalization due to chest pain ( called angina ) ZOCOR reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol can cause Ischemic heart disease (IHD ) blocked blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Clogging or hardening of the arteries is called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis can cause chest pain ( called angina ) and heart attack . ZOCOR also slows the progression of atherosclerosis and reduces the development of a new one .
High cholesterol is obtained as a result of the action of a number of factors such as the use of foods rich in saturated fats , some diseases or genetically - determined conditions , and the lack of physical activity .. Lowering cholesterol may reduce the risk of developing CHD .
A number of reasons can lead to coronary artery disease . Risk to develop coronary artery disease may increase if there are several factors :
• High Cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Family history
• Period after menopause.
To you to control the first five of these reasons , leading to coronary artery disease .
What can you do to save LONGER their health and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease ?
Stop smoking !
Smoking increases the risk of heart attack .
This will increase the level of " good" cholesterol and reduce the risk of developing CHD . Ask your doctor before you start playing sports .
Regularly visit your doctor!
Your doctor will monitor your cholesterol.
Regularly took your medicine !
Do not interrupt your treatment to keep under control your cholesterol level .
Follow a diet recommended by your doctor !
Diet will not only help to lower cholesterol , but losing weight (if necessary).
LDL - cholesterol is called " bad" cholesterol because it is this type of cholesterol causes clogged arteries. HDL - cholesterol, on the other hand , is believed to remove cholesterol from the blood vessels and is thus perceived to be called " good" cholesterol .
ZOCOR has its action by inhibiting the production of cholesterol by the liver (the major source of cholesterol in the body ), and to increase the rate of removal of cholesterol from the bloodstream by the liver you . ZOCOR significantly reduced LDL (" bad" cholesterol) and triglycerides and increases HDL (" good" cholesterol ) . By combining ZOCOR diet , you take control of the amount of cholesterol you take in food and the amount that your body produces . Most people in the presence of high cholesterol do not appear immediately symptoms. Your doctor can measure the amount of cholesterol in the blood by a simple blood test. Visit your doctor regularly , monitor your cholesterol level and your doctor discuss the results.
What you need to know before you start treatment with ZOCOR?
When should you not take ZOCOR? Do not use ZOCOR if:
• you are allergic to any of its ingredients
• have a confirmed diagnosis of active liver disease
• are pregnant or breastfeeding .
What should I tell my doctor before start of treatment . ZOCOR?
Tell your doctor about any medical problems you have or have had in the past, as well as existing allergies.
Tell your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol and if you have a history of liver disease.
Use in children
Safety and efficacy was studied in boys aged 10 to 17 years and girls who have started menstruating at least one year (see How should I take ZOCOR?). The use of ZOCOR has not been studied in children under 10 years of age. For more information , talk with your doctor .
Use in pregnancy and lactation
ZOCOR should not be used in pregnant women , women who intend to become pregnant or those who are suspected of being pregnant . If you become pregnant during treatment with ZOCOR, immediately stop use of the preparation and immediately consult your doctor. Women undergoing treatment with ZOCOR should not breastfeed .
Can I take ZOCOR with other medicines ?
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking or plan to take concomitantly with ZOCOR, including those bought without a prescription. Should also notify any doctor who prescribes treatment with new medicine that you are taking ZOCOR.
Since taking ZOCOR with the following medicines may increase the risk of muscle problems (see what side effects there may be ZOCOR?), Is particularly important to tell your doctor if you take :
antifungals (eg, Itraconazole and ketoconazole) fibric acid derivatives (such as bezafibrate and gemfibrozil) antibiotics erithromycin, claritromycin, telithromycin and fusidic acid HIV protease inhibitors (such as indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir) antidepressant nefazodoneamiodarone ( medicine to treat heart arrhythmias)
verapamil or diitiazem ( medicines to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris IRI other heart diseases)
It is also important to tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants (drugs that prevent blood clotting such as warfarin, phenprocoumon or acenocoumarol), niacin or fenofibrate, another fibric acid.
How should I take ZOCOR?
The doctor has prescribed your dose of ZOCOR. For adults , the usual starting dose is 20 or 40 mg a day designated as a single dose in the evening. Your doctor can determine the dose to 80mg a day designated as a single dose in the evening.
Children (10 to 17 years) , the recommended usual starting dose is 10mg per day, taken in the evening . The maximum recommended dose is 40mg daily.
Your doctor may prescribe a drug in lower doses , especially if you are taking any of the medicines listed above, or suffering from some kidney diseases. Do not stop your treatment with ZOCOR unless your doctor tells you to stop. If you stop taking ZOCOR, your cholesterol may rise again .
What should I do in case of overdose ?
Immediately contact your doctor.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
Try to take ZOCOR as prescribed. However if you forget to take a dose, do not take an extra dose. Just resume your usual regimen.
What side effects may have ZOCOR?
• Any medicine may have unintended or undesirable effects , etc. side effects . Generally ZOCOR well tolerated. Most side effects are mild and transient.
The most frequent side effects are . Rarely encounter weakness and headaches. Even more rare are muscle pain, weakness or faint , liver complaints and hypersensitivity (allergic reactions that may include other symptoms such as joint pain , fever, and dyspnea) . If you experience muscle pain, weakness or faint , immediately consult your doctor. This is because on rare occasions , muscle problems can be serious, including muscle breakdown resulting in kidney damage .
The risk of muscle breakdown is greater in patients taking high doses of ZOCOR. The risk of muscle breakdown is greater in patients with impaired renal function.
As with any medicine dispensed by prescription , in rare cases may occur and other side effects, some of which may be serious. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Both have a long list of side effects of this drug .
Tell your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms or if already known symptom resolved or worse.
How can I learn more about ZOCOR and high cholesterol ?
Further information can be obtained from your doctor or pharmacist. Both have more details on ZOCOR and high cholesterol .
What shelf is my medicine ?
Do not use this product later than the date specified in four digits after " EXP" on the packaging. The first two digits indicate the month and the last two - year.
How should I store ZOCOR?
ZOCOR Store at a temperature below 30 ° C.
Keep ZOCOR and all medicines out of reach of children.