It's sold as Zetia and, as a combo pill with Zocor
, as Vytorin.
Because prescriptions that combat this can be costly, AffordRx is offering Zocor
discount cards to any and all patients who need them.
VYTORIN also contains the drug simvastatin, which is the active ingredient in ZOCOR
2),(3) The lack of differentiation (in the eyes of payers) between Zocor
and Lipitor played a major role in the decline--about 80% of patients on Lipitor had been using formulations of comparable efficacy to Zocor
; thus, there was almost immediate substitution of Lipitor with generic simvastatin.
In one sense, both Zetia and Zocor
did what was asked of them.
to block the FDA from approving generic forms of Zocor
made by Teva or Ranbaxy.
cost effectiveness of treatment with Lipitor and Zocor
Do take Zocor
(a cholesterol-lowering statin drug) before going to bed.
670, 2004) describes a 40-year-old HIV-negative woman who had been taking Zocor
for high cholesterol for more than 2 years.
New research published in the medical journal Neurology suggests that eating a grapefruit each morning may have triggered a serious side effect in a 40-year-old woman taking the popular anti-cholesterol drug Zocor
The study found that using 40 mg daily of Zocor
cut the risk of cardiovascular problems in diabetics by about a third, even in those whose cholesterol levels were normal.
Researchers gave 120 men with high cholesterol either the statin drug Zocor
or a placebo and instructed them to eat either their usual diet or a Mediterranean-type diet.
This myopathy might also be seen with Mevacor and Zocor
when erythromycin, Biaxin, Nizoral, Sporanox, cyclosporine, Serzone, protease inhibitors (for AIDS) or grapefruit juice are used with them.
A September 1999 study by the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee staff found that Americans pay 81 percent more than do Canadians on the top ten drugs--including Zocor
, Prilosec, Procardia, Zoloft, and Norvasc--most widely used by seniors.
, Cozaar, and Vioxx among its pharmaceuticals.