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Brand Name: Zocor
Pregnancy Category X
Drug classes of Zocor
Therapeutic actions of Zocor
Inhibits HMG co-enzyme A, the enzyme that catalyzes the first step in
the cholesterol synthesis pathway, resulting in a decrease in serum cholesterol,
serum LDLs (associated with increased risk of
coronary artery disease),
and either an increase or no change in serum HDLs (associated with decreased
coronary artery disease).
Indications of Zocor
As an adjunct to diet in the treatment of elevated total cholestrol and
LDL cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia (types IIa
and IIb) whose response to dietary restriction of saturated fat and cholesterol
and other nonpharmacologic measures has not been adequate
Contraindications/cautions of Zocor
Contraindicated in the presence of allergy to Zocor, fungal byproducts,
Use caution in the presence of impaired hepatic function, cataracts.
Adverse effects of Zocor
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