Patient discussion about mistake

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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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