Why Is It Recommended That You Take Simvastatin In The Evening?

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Why Is It Recommended That You Take Simvastatin In The Evening?

Is it vital that I take my medication in the evening?

Answer

Simvastatin is the generic for Zocor, one of the stronger statin medications available for the treatment of elevated cholesterol levels.   Most statin medications are recommended to be taken in the evening, though Crestor (another statin)  can be taken at any time of day.

Apparently, the drug half-life (how long it lasts in your body) is a factor in determining this.   One study monitored LDL (low density lipoprotein levels of Cholesterol) following doses of  statin medications.   Lower levels of LDL were observed when these medications were taken in the evening rather than the morning.

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