Patient discussion about Zocor

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Q. Is it true that Zocor helps to prevent heart attacks?

I am a 54 years old male, and I have family history of cardio vascular diseases. My physician prescribed me Zocor and said it will lower the chance for heart attacks. If it is true how come not all of the population is taking this drug? Is it really a good way to prevent cardio vasculare diseases?
A1there are several drugs that are used to decrease the chance of a heart attack and i heard Zocor is one of them. it is a good prevention method but it won't help every one and it shouldn't be used without the GP's recommendation
A2Zocor is a drug that is used to lower the risk of heart attack. It works by lowering the LDL (the bad cholesterol). The reason why not everyone is taking it is that not every one has a high bad cholesterol.

Q. My husband takes Zocor (20mg) for his hyperlipidemia. by mistake he took 3 pills (60mg). What to do?

My husband suffers from high blood lipids and he is treated with Zocor (Simvastatin). he should take one pill of 20 mg per day. By accident he took 3 pills (60mg) in one day. what to do?
A1You need to call your GP. Zocor doses are between 20-80 mg but maybe your husband has other problems (mainly in his kidneys) that will interfere with the normal way of cleaning the body from the drug.
Zocor overdose symptoms will be myalgia and red urine (in a severe overdose) if your husband have one of those symptoms go to the ER as soon as possible.
A2DON'T PANIC
Zocor can be taken from 20 to 80 mg daily. Meaning that the dose your husband took is not dangerous to him.
Any way you should always be extra careful when taking drugs, because next time it might be something that is dangerous.
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