One of the commonly used generic drugs for the treatment cholesterol is Zocor.  This drug belongs to generic drug category. There is another name for Zocor, i.e. Simvastatin. It is a perfect cholesterol reducing generic drug, available in the market. The level of cholesterol in the body increases, when people don’t take proper care of the body. The most common reason for the addition of cholesterol in the body is due to unhealthy way of life style. Each time we eat unhealthy food, the level of cholesterol increases constantly.

The excess amount of cholesterol in the body means risk of acquiring some health affecting diseases.  Heart diseases, kidney failure, heart failure, liver problem, diabetes, etc are the result of extra percentage of cholesterol in the body. Zocor belongs to a group of drugs called Statins or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor. This drug reduces the bad cholesterol, which is LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides present in the blood. The function of this medication is to increase HDL (high-density lipoprotein), which is the good quality cholesterol.  Zocor is an approved drug; it is sold in drugstores and online pharmacy.

Normally, prescription from the doctors is not required for purchasing this drug. However, if people are suffering from cholesterol problem for the first time, they should visit the doctors once, just to know the exact dose to consume. Despite Zocor being generic in nature, it is as good as its branded version. This drug comes with different strengths like, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg, etc. So the doses for different people are different and all are decided by the healthcare providers. The consumption of the medication should be done on a particular time, everyday.  

Zocor, like some other drugs reacts with some medications and causes health problems. So it is better to make a note of drugs that should not be mixed with this medication. This drug works exactly on the needed region and reduces cholesterol from the body. Consumption of Zocor reduces the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other heart related problems. This is the drug that can be consumed by men and women. Children of 10 years and above can also consume this medication. The side effects from all drugs are obvious. Thus, some precautionary steps should be taken while consuming this drug.

The side effects from Zocor are minor and vanish easily. This drug is consumed orally, with only water. Zocor should not taken by pregnant women. This drug comes in tablet form and the period for the consumption of the drug is decided by the doctors.  Overdose of the drug is not recommended. The treatment of cholesterol problem takes time, so the consumption of the drug needs to be done for quite a long time. Therefore, there are drugs that can treat the problem, like Zocor but the price of those drugs are very low. Thus Zocor is the best solution for all kinds of cholesterol problem.