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Simvastatin Information

Simvastatin is a medication included in the class of drugs called statins. Statin drugs are used together with diet and exercise to reduce blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ("bad cholesterol").

Simvastatin is sold as a single-ingredient generic medication and under the brand-name Zocor. It is also sold in combination with ezetimibe as Vytorin, and niacin as Simcor.


To report any serious adverse events associated with the use of this drug, please contact the FDA MedWatch program using the contact information at the bottom of this sheet.

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