Zocor tablets dosage, forms and strengths
- Tablets ZOCOR 5 mg are buff, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 726 on one side and ZOCOR 5 on the other.
- Tablets ZOCOR 10 mg are peach, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 735 on one side and plain on the other.
- Tablets ZOCOR 20 mg are tan, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 740 on one side and plain on the other.
- Tablets ZOCOR 40 mg are brick red, oval, film-coated tablets, coded MSD 749 on one side
- Tablets ZOCOR 80 mg are brick red, capsule-shaped, film-coated tablets, coded 543 on one side and 80 on the other.
Doctors prescribe doses from 5 to 80mg (usually from 5 to 40mg) ONCE A DAY IN THE EVENING.
Zocor dosage is unique for every patients, as it depends on a lot of factors such as other medical conditions a patient might have.
As with any other drug you should take the doctor’s prescription dosage very seriously. High doses of Zocor, not only causes injury to muscle tissue and kidneys, but sometimes can even be life-threatning.
Do not exceed zocor 10mg daily if taking:
Do not exceed zocor 20mg daily if taking:
- Chinese patients using niacin-containing medicals
For adolescents with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia the recommended dose is 10-40mg/day
Patients with renal impairment are started on zocor 5mg/day and closely monitered.
For patients at high risk for a Coronary heart disease event due to risk factors such as diabetes, history of stroke or other vascular disease, the recommended dose is on zocor 40 mg.
The FDA has limited the use of doses of 80mg to only those patients who have not had any signs of muscle injury for the last 12 months.
Doses over 80mg (prescribed before FDA recommandation), had a lot of side effects and the level of lowering of LDL in not so much different from doses lower than 80mg.
Lipid determinations should be performed after 4 weeks of therapy and periodically thereafter, in order to monitor the patient condition more acurately and prescribe the right dosage of zocor.