from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for the drug simvastatin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a trade name for simvastatin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
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The trial was named the ENHANCE trial, and possibly this trial was initiated because Zocor is generic now, and not a priority from a profit paradigm of its creator.
Zocor is a multi-result drug and I am not sure that the holistic Nopales Cactus would do that for you.
The drug combines the active ingredient in Merck & Co .'s diabetes drug Januvia with the another Merck drug, Zocor, which is designed to lower high cholesterol.
WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration is recommending limits on the use of cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin, commonly known as Zocor, marketed by Merck & Co., because the drug is associated with a risk of muscle injury.
Simvastatin is available as a generic and sold under the brand name Zocor by Merck
Vytorin is simply Zetia combined with a statin called Zocor, which is now available in generic form as simvastatin.
In 2004, when Merck's brand of simvastatin, known as Zocor, was about to go off patent, Merck teamed up with Schering-Plough to produce a new patented product called Vytorin, a combination of simvastatin and Zetia.
SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Vytorin is a combination of Zocor, which is a statin drug and Zetia, another medication to reduce cholesterol.
Merck makes Zocor, which is now, of course, generic.
Merck lost its exclusive right to make the cholesterol-lowering drug known as Zocor last year.