SN instructed patient that Zocor( Simvastatin) reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Zocor is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.
SN instructed patient that Zocor( Simvastatin) may infrequently cause muscle problems , which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with simvastatin.
Instructed in new medication: Zocor, ordered to manage cholesterol levels and in S/E such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, etc.