Uses of Simvastatin (Zocor®)

simvastatin-usesSimvastatin (Zocor®) is a statin drug. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Simvastatin (Zocor®) is used for the following reasons:

  • Treatment of high cholesterol
  • Treatment of high triglycerides
  • To prevent heart attack, stroke or other heart complications in people who have coronary artery disease or diabetes

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Medline Plus Summary
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