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Zocor

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Satisfaction
7.4
6.8  Effectiveness
2.6  Side Effects
5.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Zocor side effects and 3 Zocor benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is Simvastatin and brand name is Zocor.

The active ingredient of this medication is simvastatin.

Zocor is manufactured by Merck.

Mainly used in lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients.
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Effectiveness of Zocor by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Zocor, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 7.9% 2.6% 73.7% 7.9% 7.9%
Balance/Equilibrium 5.3% 0% 78.9% 7.9% 7.9%
Blood Pressure 2.6% 2.6% 76.3% 13.2% 5.3%
Breathing 2.6% 0% 84.2% 5.3% 7.9%
Confidence 5.3% 0% 84.2% 2.6% 7.9%
Coordination/Motor Skills 5.3% 0% 78.9% 7.9% 7.9%
Digestion 5.3% 5.3% 76.3% 5.3% 7.9%
Emotional Well-being 5.3% 0% 84.2% 2.6% 7.9%
Energy 5.3% 2.6% 73.7% 10.5% 7.9%
Eyesight 2.6% 2.6% 86.8% 0% 7.9%
Memory 5.3% 0% 78.9% 10.5% 5.3%
Mental Clarity 5.3% 0% 84.2% 7.9% 2.6%
Pain 7.9% 5.3% 71.1% 7.9% 7.9%
Patience 5.3% 0% 78.9% 7.9% 7.9%
Sexual Health 7.9% 0% 76.3% 7.9% 7.9%
Skin Complexion 2.6% 2.6% 81.6% 5.3% 7.9%
Sleep 5.3% 2.6% 73.7% 10.5% 7.9%
Stress Level 5.3% 0% 78.9% 7.9% 7.9%
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Commonly Reported Zocor Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Blurred Vision 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 76.9% 3.8% 7.7% 0% 11.5%
Bronchitis 97.4% 0% 2.6% 0% 0%
Anemia 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 83.9% 9.7% 0% 3.2% 3.2%
Nausea 93.5% 3.2% 0% 0% 3.2%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 94.7% 0% 5.3% 0% 0%
Diabetes 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 86.8% 13.2% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 96.8% 0% 0% 3.2% 0%
Depression 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 91.2% 2.9% 2.9% 0% 2.9%
Vertigo 96.7% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Gas 82.1% 12.8% 0% 2.6% 2.6%
Abdominal Pain 87.5% 4.2% 0% 4.2% 4.2%
Sexual Dysfunction 60% 20% 0% 20% 0%
Eczema 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Falls 97.4% 0% 0% 0% 2.6%
Hearing Loss 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 83.3% 3.3% 3.3% 3.3% 6.7%
Bloating 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 90.3% 6.5% 0% 3.2% 0%
Sinusitis 93.3% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 0%
Insomnia 90.3% 6.5% 0% 0% 3.2%
Arthritis 86.8% 7.9% 0% 5.3% 0%
Drowsiness 90.3% 6.5% 0% 0% 3.2%
Sensitivity to Light 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 96.7% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Burning During Urination 94.7% 2.6% 0% 2.6% 0%
Asthma 97.4% 0% 0% 0% 2.6%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 96.3% 0% 3.7% 0% 0%
Vomiting 96.7% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Diarrhea 96.6% 0% 0% 0% 3.4%
Dizziness 90.3% 3.2% 0% 3.2% 3.2%
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Less Commonly Reported Zocor Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Elevated Blood Sugar 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Discolored Urine 93.9% 3% 3% 0% 0%
Heartburn 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle fibers) 93.9% 3% 0% 0% 3%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Nerve Pain / Damage 90.9% 0% 0% 6.1% 3%
Concentration / Focus Problems 96.7% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Muscle / Joint Pain 85.7% 7.1% 0% 7.1% 0%
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Episodes since taking Zocor
Since taking Zocor Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 2%
Hallucination 2%
Heart attack 2%
Hospitalization 3.9%
Stroke 2%
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10 Apr 2011 I have had a good experience with zocor
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15 Jan 2011 keep my colestrol under control
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08 Sep 2010 Help me decrease my cholesterol to prevent heart disease. I got a little constipation with mild muscle pain at the beginning of taking pill
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09 Jul 2010 Doctor prescribed this medication for my cholesterol and as of now i dont have any side effects.
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19 May 2010 Zocor has quickly efficiently gotten my cholesterol to a healthy level.
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