Zocor is used to lower cholesterol levels and other fats in the body. This type of medication is also known to prevent medical problems associated with clogged blood vessels due to too much cholesterol.

In addition, Zocor may also be prescribed to young individuals (ages 10-17) who have genetically inherited cholesterol problems.

This type of drug is taken orally through means of normal tablets and extended-release tablets.

Common side effects users may experience when taking Zocor include constipation, dizziness, gas, headache, diarrhea, heartburn and nausea. If the side effects appear to be getting progressively worse, contact your doctor or other medical professional for assistance.

Occasionally, Zocor may be prescribed for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.

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