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Simvastatin Coupon - Simvastatin 20mg tablet

Generic Zocor

Simvasatin (Zocor) is an inexpensive drug used to lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Simvastatin may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with risk factors for heart disease. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic simvastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare statins.
Simvastatin Coupon - Simvastatin 20mg tablet
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Simvastatin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

This drug is only part of a total heart-health program. Your doctor or a dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to help. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Serious side effects to an unborn child or to an infant are possible. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

If you are going to have surgery tell your health care professional that you are taking this drug.

Some drugs may increase the risk of side effects from simvastatin. If you are given certain antibiotics or antifungals, your doctor or health care professional may stop simvastatin for a short time. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Dizziness

fainting

fast or irregular heartbeat

Less common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

blurred vision

body aches or pain

chills

cough

dark-colored urine

difficult, burning, or painful urination

difficulty with breathing

difficulty with moving

dry mouth

ear congestion

fever

flushed, dry skin

frequent urge to urinate

fruit-like breath odor

headache

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

joint pain

loss of consciousness

lower back or side pain

muscle cramps, spasms, or stiffness

muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness

nasal congestion

nausea

runny nose

sneezing

sore throat

stomachache

sweating

swelling

swollen joints

troubled breathing

unexplained weight loss

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

Incidence not known

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

constipation

diarrhea

difficulty with swallowing

general tiredness and weakness

indigestion

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

light-colored stools

loss of appetite

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pale skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

skin rash, hives, or itching

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

dizziness or lightheadedness

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

full feeling

heartburn

lack or loss of strength

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

passing gas

sensation of spinning

skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

tenderness in the stomach area

trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

Being forgetful

depression

discoloration of the skin

hair loss or thinning of the hair

inability to have or keep an erection

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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