Compare simvastatin vs. Omega 3 Acid
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Zocor (simvastatin) is a good medication to improve your cholesterol.
3.8/ 5 average rating with 1176 reviewsforsimvastatin
Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.
3.6/ 5 average rating with 46 reviewsforOmega 3 Acid
- Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
- Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
- Available in generic.
- Available in combination pills with other cholesterol medicines.
- Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet.
- In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
- You are at higher risk for side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
- Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
- Can have more drug interactions than some other drugs in the same class (statins).
- You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
- You have to take it with food.
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The Zocor (simvastatin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
3possible side effects
- Taste perversion4%
Risks and risk factors
- Muscle pain and kidney damage
- Kidney disease
- High dose of Zocor (simvastatin)
- Combining Zocor (simvastatin) with other cholesterol-lowering drugs
- Older age
- Female gender
- Liver damage
- Heavy alcohol use
- History of chronic liver disease
- Harm to unborn baby
- Breast feeding
- Drug interactions
- Certain drugs can increase the dose of Zocor (simvastatin) in the body
- High blood sugar
- History of high blood sugar
- Allergic reactions
- Allergy to fish or shellfish
- Heart flutter
- Atrial fibrillation