What is Simvastatin?
Simvastatin Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Fatty Substances Decrease, High-Density Lipoprotein Increase and other conditions.
Simvastatin Tablet contains Simvastatin as an active ingredient.
Simvastatin Tablet works by blocking an enzyme HMG CoA that is needed by the body to make cholesterol.
Detailed information related to Simvastatin Tablet uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Simvastatin Tablet Uses
Simvastatin Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Fatty Substances Decrease
- High-Density Lipoprotein Increase
Simvastatin Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Simvastatin Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
- Blocking an enzyme HMG CoA that is needed by the body to make cholesterol.
Simvastatin Tablet Composition and Active Ingredients
Simvastatin Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.
Simvastatin Tablet Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Simvastatin Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Abdominal Pain
Simvastatin Tablet Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid alcohol intake
- Be careful if you have unexplained muscle pain and weakness
- Consult a doctor if you have hypotension, renal failure
- Premenarcheal females
- Restrict eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol content
- Take your doctor's advice if are suffering from endocrine and electrolytes disorders and uncontrolled seizures