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ZOCOR DRUG INFORMATION, ABOUT ZOCOR


COMMON BRAND NAME: ZOCOR®

GENERIC NAME: Simvastatin

WHAT IS ZOCOR?

Atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, cerivastatin #, lovastatin, and simvastatin are used to lower cholesterol levels and other fats levels in the blood, which may help prevent medical problems caused by blood vessels clogged with cholesterol.

These medicines belong to the group called 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors. They work by blocking an enzyme which the body needs to produce cholesterol, thereby, less cholesterol is made.

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are available only with a doctor's prescription. They are available in the following dosage forms:

What Is Zocor

Oral

  • Cerivastatin
    • Tablets

  • Atorvastatin
    • Tablets ( U.S. and Canada)

  • Lovastatin
    • Extended-Release Tablets (U.S.)
    • Tablets ( U.S. and Canada)

  • Fluvastatin
    • Capsules ( U.S. and Canada)

  • Pravastatin
    • Tablets ( U.S. and Canada)

  • Simvastatin
    • Tablets ( U.S. and Canada)

PRECAUTIONS

Before using HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, the following risk should be discussed with your doctor:

ALLERGIES

Advise your doctor if you have ever had an allergic or unusual reaction to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Also tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, dyes or preservatives.

SPECIAL DIET

As the first step in lowering your cholesterol, before prescribing medication, your doctor will probably prescribe a diet for you. This diet will be lower in total fat, especially saturated fat, and dietary cholesterol. Often people are able to control their condition if they carefully follow their doctor's orders for proper diet and exercise. Medication is only prescribed when additional help is needed and is only effective when diet and exercise regimens are properly followed.

Also, these drugs are less effective if you are greatly overweight. It may be necessary for you to go on a reducing diet. But check with your doctor before going on any kind of diet.

CHILDREN

Studies on HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors have only been done in adult patients. There is no specific information comparing their use in children with use in other age groups. However, lovastatin, atorvastatin, and simvastatin (Zocor) have been used in a limited number of children under the age of 18. Early results seem to show that these medicines may be effective in children. However, their long-term safety has not been studied.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This information is supplemental only, not a substitute for, the judgment and expertise of your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare provider. It should not be taken to indicate that use of the drug is appropriate, effective or safe for you. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional before using this drug

OLDER ADULTS

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors have been tested in a limited number of patients 65 years of age or older. They have not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older adults than they do in younger adults.

ZOCOR and PREGNANCY

Do not use Zocor (Simvastatin) or other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. These drugs block the formation of cholesterol, which is necessary for the baby to develop properly.

Zocor (Simvastatin) and other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors may cause birth defects or other problems in the baby. Be sure you use an effective form of birth control if you use these medicines. Call your doctor immediately if you think you have become pregnant while using this drug.

ZOCOR and BREAST FEEDING

Zocor (Simvastatin) or other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are not recommended for use during breast-feeding. They may cause unwanted effects in a nursing baby.

ZOCOR DRUG INTERACTION

When you are taking HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, it is especially important that you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.

Use of the following medicines with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor may increase your risk of developing muscle problems and kidney failure:

  • Cyclosporine (such as, Sandimmune)
  • Gemfibrozil (such as, Lopid)
  • Clofibrate (such as, Atromid-S)
  • Fenofibrate (such as, Tricor)
  • Niacin

Digoxin (such as, Lanoxin)

  • Use with atorvastatin, fluvastatin, or simvastatin may increase blood levels of digoxin, increasing the risk of side effects

Oral contraceptives, (birth control tablets)

  • Atorvastatin may increase the blood levels of the birth control hormones, which will increase the risk of side effects.

Use of simvastatin with the following medications may increase the risk of developing muscle problems and kidney failure:

  • HIV protease inhibitors

    • Amprenavir (such as, Agenerase)
    • Indinavir (such as, Crixivan)
    • Nelfinavir (such as, Viracept)
    • Ritonavir (such as, Norvir)
    • Saquinavir (such as, Fortovase and Invirase)

  • Nefazodone (such as Serzone)

Use of the following medication with Zocor (simvastatin) may increase the risk of muscle problems:

  • Verapamil (such as Calan and Isoptin)

OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS

Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems.

Use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors may make liver problems worse if you have these conditions:

  • Alcohol abuse (or history of)
  • Liver disease

Patients with these conditions may be at risk of developing problems that may lead to kidney failure:

  • Convulsions (seizures), not well-controlled
  • Recent major surgery
  • Organ transplant with therapy to prevent transplant rejection

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