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.

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  • 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.

    FDA Approves Merck Diabetes-Cholesterol Drug

  • 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.

    FDA Urges Limits on Dosages of Zocor

  • Simvastatin is available as a generic and sold under the brand name Zocor by Merck

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  • Vytorin is simply Zetia combined with a statin called Zocor, which is now available in generic form as simvastatin.

    What you should know about Vytorin and Zetia

  • 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.

    Zetia: Down for the count?

  • SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Vytorin is a combination of Zocor, which is a statin drug and Zetia, another medication to reduce cholesterol.

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2008

  • Merck makes Zocor, which is now, of course, generic.

    Here's What I was Talking About

  • Merck lost its exclusive right to make the cholesterol-lowering drug known as Zocor last year.

    CNN Transcript Jul 22, 2007


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