Does Zocor Worsen Asthma Symptoms?

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Zocor is used to decrease cholesterol, and it can be a contributing factor to patients developing allergic reactions, which can be similar to asthma. Learn about the ways in which Zocor reactions can mimic asthma attacks with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on asthma symptoms.

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Does Zocor worsen asthma symptoms? Zocor or Simvastatin, is generic form of Zocor is used to decrease cholesterol. Its inhibiting various immune cells such as the mass cells located in allergic reaction sites. It can be contributing factor to patients developing allergic reactions to this medication. Allergic reactions can be similar to asthma, with the shortness of breath especially and allergy is a malfunction of the immune system. So when you look all the factors of how, if Zocor could worsen asthma symptoms, you would look at the immune system itself where the mass cells are, where the, of the allergic reactions sites. And so if there's allergic reaction, you wouldn't really know if it's coming from the Zocor, or if it's coming from the asthma itself. So a proper diagnosis and proper follow up from a licensed physician is extremely important to you.

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