Zocor (20 mg) [Simvastatin]

Drug brand Zocor (20 mg) is being manufactured and marketed by Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD). The main active ingredient or salt in this drug is Simvastatin. This drug comes in the form of Tablet. The general packing available for this medicine consists of 10 Tablet and is priced at Rs 180.00 (arround $2.79 US Dollar)
Generic :Simvastatin
Pharma Company :Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD)
Brand Label :Zocor (20 mg)
Preparation Type :Tablet
Single Dose :1 Tablet
Composition :Simvastatin-20 mg
Pack Size/Qty/Vol :10 Tablet
Price Unit :Rs 18
Price Pack :Rs 180.00 INR (arround $2.79 US Dollar)

Drug details for Zocor (20 mg)

Usage: Why is this medication prescribed?

The main active ingredient or salt in Zocor (20 mg) is Simvastatin.

Simvastatin is used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Simvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (''bad cholesterol'') and triglycerides in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (''good cholesterol'') in the blood. Simvastatin may also be used to decrease the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood in children and teenagers 10 to 17 years of age who have familial heterozygous hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition in which cholesterol cannot be removed from the body normally). Simvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body.

Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats with simvastatin has been shown to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.


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Generic Drug Substitutes for : Zocor (20 mg)

There are 20 brands listed here as Generic Substitutes for Zocor (20 mg), which have same salt or similar Generic composition (i.e. Simvastatin-20 mg).
Please note that one can request a doctor or pharmacist to substitute a generic version of the prescribed drug brand, if any. So far as quality and performance of generic version is concerned, mostly, Generics with the same active ingredient (here i.e. Simvastatin-20 mg), are just as appropriate and effective for patient treatment as otherwise, the prescribed branded one

BrandPrice (Rs.)BrandPrice (Rs.)
Biosim (20 mg) 99.00G Sim (20 mg) 148.00
Satin (20 mg) 69.50Sim (20 mg) 132.00
Simcard (20 mg) 173.25Simchol (20 mg) 116.56
Simlip FC (20 mg) 149.60Simlo (20 mg) 102.00
Simstat (20 mg) 140.00Simvas (20 mg) 70.00
Simvastol (20 mg) 30.00Simvax (20 mg) 108.20
Simvin (20 mg) 78.00Simvofix (20 mg) 55.00
Simvotin (20 mg) 185.00Sin (20 mg) 94.50
Starstat (20 mg) 33.43SVT (20 mg) 105.00
Vastatin (20 mg) 76.00Zosta (20 mg) 147.50

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