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Zocor (Simvastatin) is used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in your blood. Simvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.
Advancing safety in healthcare products

Advancing safety in healthcare products

Substantial pharmacogenetic information available on cardiovascular drugs

Substantial pharmacogenetic information available on cardiovascular drugs

Study confirms link between statin drugs and diabetes risk

Study confirms link between statin drugs and diabetes risk

Nanomedicine strategy can help reduce heart attacks, strokes

Nanomedicine strategy can help reduce heart attacks, strokes

Janssen, Gilead to jointly develop darunavir-based, single-tablet regimen for HIV treatment

Janssen, Gilead to jointly develop darunavir-based, single-tablet regimen for HIV treatment

FDA approves AbbVie's VIEKIRA PAK for treatment of patients with GT1 HCV infection

FDA approves AbbVie's VIEKIRA PAK for treatment of patients with GT1 HCV infection

New guidelines can improve the way statin drugs prescribed to patients at cardiovascular risk

New guidelines can improve the way statin drugs prescribed to patients at cardiovascular risk

Janssen submits sNDA to FDA for simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir for treatment of HCV genotype 1 infection

Janssen submits sNDA to FDA for simeprevir in combination with sofosbuvir for treatment of HCV genotype 1 infection

Study finds new heart guidelines would put about half of older adults on statins

Study finds new heart guidelines would put about half of older adults on statins

FDA approves OLYSIO (simeprevir) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection

FDA approves OLYSIO (simeprevir) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection

Vanderbilt adds genetic screening for drug tacrolimus to PREDICT program

Vanderbilt adds genetic screening for drug tacrolimus to PREDICT program

Simvastatin hinders positive effects of exercise for obese adults, say researchers

Simvastatin hinders positive effects of exercise for obese adults, say researchers

Study results show ongoing comparison of prescription drug costs between US and UK

Study results show ongoing comparison of prescription drug costs between US and UK

Long-term intensive combination lipid therapy may be effective against atherosclerotic disease

Long-term intensive combination lipid therapy may be effective against atherosclerotic disease

Individuals on statins more likely to experience fatigue with exertion

Individuals on statins more likely to experience fatigue with exertion

Are Americans overdosing on cholesterol lowering statins?

Are Americans overdosing on cholesterol lowering statins?

Merck fails to get FDA nod for new cholesterol lowering combo pill

Merck fails to get FDA nod for new cholesterol lowering combo pill

Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA

Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA

Statins to carry revised warning labels: FDA

Statins to carry revised warning labels: FDA

Merck’s cholesterol lowering drug gets FDA panel’s vote

Merck’s cholesterol lowering drug gets FDA panel’s vote