Zocor


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an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels

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It's sold as Zetia and, as a combo pill with Zocor, as Vytorin.
The patents on Lipitor, Zocor and other statins have expired, and they are widely available in generic versions for as little as a dime a day.
Because prescriptions that combat this can be costly, AffordRx is offering Zocor discount cards to any and all patients who need them.
Drug manufacturers in India already make a generic version of Zocor and ship it widely to developing countries at as little as 10 to 15 cents a dose, Fedson says.
My LDL is 64 and HDL is 72 on Zocor, but my doctor thinks Crestor may be better for me.
This is illustrated vividly in the statin market, when Merck's Zocor (simvastatin) lost patent protection in the previous decade: doctors wrote 22 million prescriptions for Zocor in 2005; by 2007, after Zocor lost patent protection, the number fell to less than 1 million.(1),(2)
All participants were prescribed simvastatin (Zocor), and 515 participants were given a second LDL cholesterol lowering drug, ezetimibe (Zetia), in order to maintain LDL cholesterol levels in the target range of 40-80 mg/dL.
All participants were prescribed simvastatin (Zocor), and 515 participants were given a second LDL cholesterol-lowering drug, ezetimibe (Zetia), in order to maintain LDL cholesterol levels in the target range of 40-80 mg/dL.
Drugs affected by the revisions include: Cozaar, Crixivan, Hyzaar, Isentress, Janumet, Januvia, Mevacor, Noroxin, Prinivil, Prinizide, Propecia, Proscar, Singulair, Zocor, and Zolinza.
However, according to a study at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, statin drugs like Lipitor, Zocor, and Pravachol, used to lower cholesterol levels, also seem to prevent cataracts.
The other component of Vytorin is Zocor, which is already available as a generic.
For example, Datamonitor notes, the branded Zocor drug and its generic Simvor alternative are both used to treat hypercholesterolemia, but while 28 Zocor tablets cost Dh230, one can get 30 Simvor pills for just Dh99.
Simvastatin (Zocor) can be substituted for Lipitor (atorvastatin) as long as you check your lipids to be sure the new drug effectively reduces your cholesterol.
This drug alone or in combination with the popular statin drug Zocor (simvastatin) conveyed no medical benefit to patients.
The Senate panel, along with the House's energy and commerce committee, have been examining how the two companies handled data comparing Merck's Zocor against their jointly marketed drug Vytorin, a combination of Zocor and Schering-Plough's Zetia.