noun. an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks.
- statin drug
- lipid-lowering medicine
- lipid-lowering medication
Example sentences of the word simvastatin
1. Noun, singular or mass
Statins, such as simvastatin are one class known to do this.
However, if you take niacin supplements and medications to help control your cholesterol — specifically, simvastatin — there are a few combinations that you should avoid.