new 80 mg Zocor (simvastatin) tablet
In the U.S. Merck will promote their new 80 mg Zocor(simvastatin) tablet as an alternative to Lipitor (atorvastatin).
When the dose of Zocor reaches 80 mg it lowers LDL about47%...and reduces triglycerides about 36%. It's approx equivalentto using Lipitor 40 mg.
Keep in mind that increasing the dose of Zocor also increasesthe risk of muscle inflammation or liver toxicity.