Alcohol and Zocor are not suited for each other. The issue is that Zocor is basically a tablet that contains simvastatin as an active ingredient.
This component is known for inducing its effectual action of reducing blood’s ‘bad’ cholesterol levels by limiting the output of cholesterol by the liver.
Zocor achieves this liver-related effect by halting the functionality of HMG-CoA reductase which is a potent enzyme of the liver.
As a result, the LDL cholesterol that is taken up by the liver does not get removed and gives way to the most serious complication that Alcohol and Zocor can give rise to – Fatty liver.
Consumption of Alcohol and Zocor at the same time can give way to accumulated triglyceride levels in the body that can be really bad for the functioning of various organs of the body.
Actually, physicians have observed that lesser consumption of alcohol along with Zocor may not give way to the possible side effects but then if you are a regular drinker you may not be able to measure the exact limit that is supposed to be observed and therefore it’s better if you can prevent yourself from consuming hard drinks.
The most common symptoms that can be witnessed by a person who is suffering from Alcohol and Zocor related complications are:
- dark-coloured urine
- excessive itching
- paleness of the skin
- reduced appetite
- abdominal muscle cramps
Yet another major complication that has been indicated in people who consume Alcohol and Zocor at the same time is renal failure. The kidney’s ability to filter out the triglycerides from the body gets impaired.
If you have been following this medication’s consumption on a regular basis then make sure that you undergo regular health medical check-ups like liver function tests and blood tests so that you can keep an estimate of the level of functioning of various organs.
If the levels of the liver’s enzyme – HMG-CoA reductase show high levels in every examination then maybe you should stop the intake of this medication and start working on the habit of quitting the habit of alcohol consumption first.