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Simvastatin

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Simvastatin

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Simvastatin Tablet Information

Simvastatin Tablet Benefits & Uses

Simvastatin Tablet is used to treat the following -

Simvastatin Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Simvastatin Tablet

Simvastatin

Simvastatin Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Simvastatin Tablet is used -

  1. Musculoskeletal Pain (Bone, Muscle or Joint)
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Dyspepsia
  6. Nasopharyngitis
  7. Increased Liver Enzymes
  8. Increased level of Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) in the blood
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Flatulence Mild
  11. Constipation Moderate
  12. Joint Swelling
  13. Increased Glucose level in the blood

Simvastatin Tablet Related Warnings

Is the use of Simvastatin Tablet safe for pregnant women?

Simvastatin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Simvastatin Tablet safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Simvastatin. Immediately discontinue Simvastatin if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

Moderate

What is the effect of Simvastatin Tablet on the Kidneys?

Simvastatin may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Simvastatin Tablet on the Liver?

Simvastatin may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Simvastatin Tablet on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Simvastatin on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Simvastatin Tablet with Other Drugs

Simvastatin Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Simvastatin Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Simvastatin Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Jaundice
  4. Alcoholism
  5. Trauma

Frequently asked Questions about Simvastatin Tablet

Is this Simvastatin Tablet habit forming or addictive?

Simvastatin does not cause addiction.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Simvastatin since it does not cause drowsiness.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Simvastatin only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Simvastatin for mental disorders.

No

Simvastatin Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Simvastatin Tablet

Simvastatin may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Simvastatin Tablet

Taking alcohol with Simvastatin can be dangerous.

Severe

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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zocor (simvastatin)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 377
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 646-650