When did Zocor go generic?

Answer Zocor is a statin (cholesterol-lowering drug) created by Merck & Co. Inc. The generic version, simvastatin, went on sale on June 23, 2006, after Merck's patent on the drug ran out. Zocor is availab... Read More »

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What are the generic names for Lipitor and Zocor?

Both Lipitor and Zocor are medications used to treat high cholesterol. Lipitor's generic name is atorvastatin and Zocor's generic name is simvastatin. Simvastatin is commercially available, but ato... Read More »

When does the Zocor patent expire?

The patent for Zocor, or simvastatin, expired on June 23, 2006. Zocor is a cholesterol-lowering drug made by pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc. Lipitor, a drug that competes with Zocor, lose... Read More »

Will side effects with zocor go away when I stop taking it?

Depletion of CoQ10 is the best known side effect of statins. Their effect on CoQ10 is reversible but the effect of low CoQ10 may not be. There is a DNA mutation in the midocodria of your muscles. M... Read More »

How to Stop Zocor?

Zocor (simvastatin) is a statin that reduces the LDL or "bad" cholesterol in a person’s blood, and lowering the LDL can help prevent heart disease, such as that caused by plaque in the arteries. ... Read More »