From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Simvastatin, a type of statin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), is used to treat high levels of triglycerides and lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), considered the unhealthy type of cholesterol. Simvastatin can lower patients' risks of experiencing strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. Simvastatin also comes as a combination drug with Niacin in brand name-Simcor®, or as a combination drug with ezitimibe in brand-name Vytorin®.
Simvastatin coupons may be for the generic version of simvastatin or for brand name statins such as Zocor®. Some coupons may be available through manufacturers or doctors' offices, while other discounts may be obtained through various patient assistance programs. Both Zocor® and generic simvastatin are only available to consumers with a doctor's prescription.
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Simvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug that was originally sold under the brand name Zocor®. It is now available in a generic form as well. It is generally prescribed for use as a supplement to lifestyle changes, such as healthy diet and exercise. Simvastatin can help reduce LDL and triglycerides in the bloodstream while increasing the count of HDL, which is considered to be "good" cholesterol.
Simvastatin, like other statins, statins, works by blocking a particular enzyme that enables the body to produce its own cholesterol. In some cases, physicians will not prescribe statins until other lifestyle changes have been implemented, in order to see if high cholesterol may be treated without the use of drugs. Patients taking simvastatin are advised not to consume over four cups of grapefruit juice daily.
How to Get Drug Coupons
Simvastatin Patient Assistance Programs and Coupons
- Simcor® brand simvastatin/niacin offers a coupon for a free 30-day supply of the drug for new patients. To get the coupon, patients must sign up for the Simcor® Heart Alliance through the brand's website. Patients must have a prescription to use the coupon.
- Vytorin® brand simvastatin/ezetimibe offers a coupon good for a free 30-day trial of the drug for new patients. The voucher may be printed from the Vytorin® website and taken into the pharmacy along with a prescription.
- Vytorin® also offers coupons good for $20 off of prescriptions for up to a year. The coupons are available through their website.
- Xubex Pharmaceuticals' patient assistance program sells simvastatin tablets for below regular retail price. Patients may apply over the Intenet or phone Xubex at 866-699-8239.
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