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Zocor's main function is to inhibit liver enzymes from causing the production of cholesterol from the fats we consume. If this treatment is taken alongside a diet that is low in saturated fat this can be extremely effective and prevent further build-up of fatty plaque that can lead to atherosclerosis, a condition that carries with it a risk of severe circulatory problems.
Zocor has also been known to help control overall blood lipid content and enhance the levels of good cholesterol, which means that more cholesterol is being taken to the liver to be broken down rather than simply moving towards cells.
The lowering of high cholesterol usually first involves lifestyle changes which may include an increase in exercise and dietary improvements. However, if these methods prove to be unsuccessful or a patient's health is at serious risk, statins are usually a good option to use in conjunction with a more balanced lifestyle.
Statins can be safely taken by most patients, but it should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding; patients with liver or kidney problems or if there is an existing allergy to the statin or any similar treatment. It's important to ensure that you mention to your doctor if you start taking any new treatments while on this medication to ensure that there isn't a risk of contraindications.
Statins such as Zocor only need to be taken once a day, ideally in the evenings. This is because most of the body's cholesterol is produced at night and will ensure the most targeted treatment is provided. Most doctors will start a patient off on the lower dose, which will then be increased as required.
Statins should not be consumed with grapefruit as this may influence how the body absorbs the drug. Excessive alcohol intake is also not advised.
Side effects are rare, but they are a possibility, just like with any type of prescription medication. However, statins have been around for many years and the benefits of this treatment have been found to outweigh the risks to patients in most cases.
Common side effects may include headaches, nausea, insomnia or dizziness, however these are likely to pass as the body starts to adjust to the treatment. Should these side effects persist or you experience anything more serious, which may include severe muscle aches or an allergic reaction, immediate medical attention should be sought.
Here at 121doc we understand the importance of convenient healthcare, which is why we provide patients who are already using Zocor or any other statin, with the chance to order their treatment online. The process is simple and safe and only requires you to complete a quick and confidential consultation form when going through the ordering process. Once your order has been completed, our doctor will review your consultation and approve a prescription, if they feel this medication is right for you. If your order is not approved, you will not be charged for the consultation or medication. All orders are shipped free of charge for next day delivery.
121doc has a variety of medications available to treat the symptoms of high cholesterol with the help of a healthy lifestyle. For more information on high cholesterol, the symptoms and available treatments visit the high cholesterol condition page.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.
If you know what you want, the quickest way to find a specific medication is to use the search bar here.
Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.
The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.
All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.
If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.
As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.
If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.
Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).
Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.
All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.
We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.
With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).
All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.
With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.
The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.
There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.
You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.
There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!
...or visit your profile to view your orders and contact us.