Simvastatin 20 mg Tablets
Simvastatin (Zocor®) is a medication often used for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It is approved for use in both adults and children.
The medicine, which is available by prescription only, comes in tablet form and several different strengths, including:
- 5 mg tablets
- 10 mg tablets
- 20 mg tablets
- 40 mg tablets
- 80 mg tablets.
The recommended starting dosage for most people with high cholesterol is 20 mg to 40 mg of simvastatin once a day, taken at night. For children, the usually starting dose is 10 mg once daily.
If your (or your child's) cholesterol goals are not reached after several weeks, your healthcare provider can increase the dosage as needed. The average daily dosage for adults is 5 mg to 40 mg daily, and the maximum daily simvastatin dose for children and most adults is 40 mg.
(Click Dosing With Simvastatin for more information about this topic, including helpful tips on when and how to use this drug.)