In pharmacology, simvastatin (Zocor®, Zocor Heart Pro®, marketed by the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.) is a drug belonging the class of compounds called "statins". It is used to control hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol levels) and to prevent cardiovascular disease.


... SIMVASTATIN (Zocor®) blocks the body''s ability to make cholesterol. Simvastatin can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. Generic simvastatin tablets are not yet available. ...
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Simvastatin Systematic (IUPAC) name [(1S,3R,7R,8S,8aR)-8-[2-[(2R, ...
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What You Need to Know About Simvastatin
... Common brand name: Zocor Type of medication: Part of group of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins" Why is this drug prescribed? Simvastatin is prescribed, along with ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic