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Noun1.Zocor - an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
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Statins like Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor are the main medicines for this, and a lot of research shows they work.
To combat this, medication discount cards and Zocor coupons are being made available for families and individuals without prescription coverage—and to those with insurance if it does not cover all needed prescriptions—offering discounts of ten to seventy-five percent on many popular prescription drugs.
The ENHANCE results showed that VYTORIN was no better than ZOCOR in changing the thickness of patients' arteries, despite the fact that VYTORIN did lower patients' cholesterol significantly more than ZOCOR.
This is illustrated vividly in the statin market, when Merck's Zocor (simvastatin) lost patent protection in the previous decade: doctors wrote 22 million prescriptions for Zocor in 2005; by 2007, after Zocor lost patent protection, the number fell to less than 1 million.
For example, Datamonitor notes, the branded Zocor drug and its generic Simvor alternative are both used to treat hypercholesterolemia, but while 28 Zocor tablets cost Dh230, one can get 30 Simvor pills for just Dh99.
This drug alone or in combination with the popular statin drug Zocor (simvastatin) conveyed no medical benefit to patients.
Some of these include Zoloft, for the treatment of depression and certain types of anxiety disorders, and statin Zocor for high cholesterol levels.
The change in the HDL may be a bit more significant and can represent the impact of stopping the Zocor or perhaps reducing your activity since the latter significantly influences the HDL.
won final regulatory clearance to market its generic version of cholesterol medication Zocor after a federal judge threw out a motion from a rival company.
compares outcomes for patients taking Lipitor to those taking Zocor shows that
For instance, it assumes a 100% switch from Zocor to generic simvastatin when Zocor goes off patent this June, and a 50% switch from other statins to generic simvastatin.