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Simvastatin Medication for High Cholesterol

Many healthcare providers prescribe simvastatin medication for high cholesterol treatment. Simvastatin (Zocor®) is a type of statin that works by blocking a particular enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. It is also approved to treat high triglycerides and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Simvastatin comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. People are typically advised to avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine, as grapefruit products can increase the drug levels in your blood.
While most people have no problems with simvastatin, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported ones include constipation, abdominal pain (stomach pain), headache, and muscle pain.
(Click Simvastatin to learn more about this medication for high cholesterol, including more information on how it works, what strengths are available, and what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before treatment begins.)
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