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 »

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 »

How does Zocor lower cholesterol?

The statin drug Zocor lowers cholesterol by preventing the liver from making cholesterol.FunctionZocor, which is also known by its generic name, simvastin, blocks the production of an enzyme called... Read More »

Can i drink alcohol with zocor?

On One Hand: Alcohol Is RiskyZocor is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol. According to, patients should "avoid drinking alcohol while taking Zocor... Read More »