Zocor is a cholesterol- lowering medication prescribed to inhibit the production of cholesterol by the liver.
Common use Zocor is a cholesterol-lowering medication which used to treat high cholesterol levels in the blood. It works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body, thus can help prevent conditions that can lead to heart attack, heart disease and hardening of the arteries, stroke, and vascular disease. This medication can also reduce these risks in people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and a history of stroke. Use this medication during low fat diet to get the best result.
Dosage and direction Take this medication orally with or without food/milk. The recommended starting dose of Zocor for adults is 20 to 40 milligrams once a day in the evening. The dosage can be varied every 4 weeks. The recommended starting dose for children 10 to 17 years old is 10 milligrams once a day in the evening. The dosage can be varied every 4 weeks, but should not exceed 40 mg a day. Girls must have been menstruate for at least 12 months before starting therapy with Zocor. Children under 10 years old only after doctor permission. Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.
Missed dose If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Overdose Overdose of Zocor is not danger for you life and iclude such symptoms: myalgia and red urine (in a severe overdose). If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.
Storage Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
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