Prescription Drug Coverage

Zocor (Simvastatin) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Simvastatin (generic Zocor). Learn more about Zocor and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Simvastatin

Brand name: Zocor

Typical dosage: 20mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Zocor is a medication commonly used to treat high cholesterol. Zocor is available as a brand name drug and as a generic and comes as an oral tablet.

Zocor is a medication that contains the active ingredient Simvastatin. It is used to treat high cholesterol.

Zocor is typically taken once daily, but your dosage may depend on how high your cholesterol is.

Some common side effects of Zocor include upset stomach, digestive issues, aches and pains, headache, nausea and signs of a common cold.  

How much does Simvastatin cost with Medicare?

Simvastatin coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Simvastatin?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Simvastatin, the generic form of Zocor, in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Simvastatin include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Simvastatin. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

High cholesterol increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Taking Zocor regularly returns your cholesterol to normal and decreases this risk.

You may  not be able to feel Zocor working, but it is important to continue taking it as instructed by your dotor, even if you feel fine.

If you experience excessive muscle spasms while taking Zocor, talk to your doctor before you stop taking it. It may be possible for your dose to be lowered or for you to try a different type of cholesterol-lowering medication.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Zocor. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.