I take 5 milligrams of Zocor a day. Are there any negative side effects from taking this medicine on a low dosage?
Zocor is a prescription drug used to lower blood cholesterol levels. Its generic name is simvastatin, and it is in a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. As with all medicines, there is a risk of side effects with simvastatin, even at a low dose. There is also a risk of negative effects, some of them quite serious, as a result of interactions with other medications.
Your doctor probably feels the small risks of side effects and interactions are far outweighed by the benefits of taking this medication.
Lowering your cholesterol can greatly reduce your risk of death from heart disease. You should never hesitate to talk with your doctor and your pharmacist regarding any questions or concerns you may have about your medication.