Zocor this tool is active and the active substance in the composition of various drugs and brand name drugs that reduce the concentration of certain types of fat in the blood. Treatment with Zocor, leads to a decrease in the concentration of cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins of low and very low density. The level of high density lipoproteins (does not have a detrimental impact on the health of the body) increases.
These medications are usually prescribed on the background of a diet with reduced amount of fat, changing the mode of exertion of the patient. About the first effect of Zocor can be judged, after two weeks of use. And the maximum effect comes after a month and a half. After discontinuation of the drug lipid levels in the blood, slowly, back to the original.
Zocor is used for:
- The increased levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins of low and very low density in the blood, caused by hereditary or other causes, against the backdrop of diets and measures to reduce weight or without them;
- Prevention of cardiovascular complications arising on a background of atherosclerosis heart attacks, strokes.
Release Zocor in pill form. Take them in the evening, regardless of meals. Manual of the drug Zocor stresses that the patient should follow a diet with reduced amount of fat consumed. Treatment always begins with low doses. The patient regularly goes for blood tests on lipidogramu (determination of the number and ratio of different types of fat in the blood). According to her results, the dose of Zocor is adjusted (increased) to achieve the desired dynamics of the reduction of concentrations of cholesterol and related substances. The estimated range of variation of dose is a month. For elderly patients, and those suffering from renal failure of various degrees, may need to be adjusted assigned amount of Zocor.
Zocor is contraindicated in:
- Lesions of skeletal muscles;
- Liver diseases (acute and active phase);
- Treatment of minor patients;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
– with caution –
- Medication immunosuppression;
- Severe metabolic, endocrine, infectious and inflammatory disorders;
- Patients with impaired muscle tone;
Side effects and overdose Zocor.
The use of this drug for lowering triglycerides and cholesterol can lead to weakness, including muscle, headaches, muscle soreness, muscle spasms and seizures, neuropathy. Also sometimes distorted sense of taste, reduced vision. Some patients complain of abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, nausea. Possible violations of the liver. Describes the different reactions of allergic character flu-like conditions, angioneurotic edema, shortness of breath and so on. In rare cases, alopecia, renal insufficiency, disorders of the heart and so on.
There are several known cases of overdose Zocor. This has not revealed any characteristic symptoms. However, you need as quickly as possible to release the patient from excess of the drug by gastric lavage, appointment of adsorbents, diuretics, hemodialysis. You need also to take into account the risk of rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown). Therefore, the patient requires medical monitoring of his condition.
Reviews about Zocor.
Because this substance is not only in the number of statins, the reviews on Zocor are often compare him with Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin. And then some believe that the last two are much more efficient and more modern:
-No, I Zocor did not. Has not reduced the cholesterol, but the side effects were.
-My doctor said to take Zocor yesterday. Now we need to choose something more modern.
Specialists when comparing various statins suggests that their choice is not based on “newness” or “oldness” of the drug, and the tolerability of medication and the severity of its effect. And these figures individually.
Sometimes you can find a message describing the adverse effects of this medication:
-I had shortness of breath. Don’t have time to finish my preparation, so I don’t know how well it would reduce cholesterol.
If you are taking Zocor, it is important to understand the necessity of careful control over the condition of your blood and major systems of the body. To do this, always with a clear regularity carried out biochemical studies. Upon the occurrence of any event you need to report them to the doctor.