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Biosim 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Biosim Tablet

Biosim 10 mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Biosim 10 mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It should be taken along with food to reduce chances of nausea. Taking it regularly in the evening helps to maximize its effects. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels creeping up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, stomach pain, constipation, muscle pain and weakness. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes or get repeated or unexplained muscle pains.

This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

Uses of Biosim Tablet

Biosim Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Biosim Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Biosim 10 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Biosim Tablet works

Biosim 10 mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Biosim Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Biosim 10 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Biosim 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biosim 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Biosim 10 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biosim 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biosim 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Biosim 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biosim 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biosim 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Biosim Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Biosim 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Biosim 10 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Biosim 10 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Biosim with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Benzol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imashil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Biosim

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High cholesterol;sugar;heavy weight
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mgayush.com/otc/himalaya-abana-tablet-otc1202731-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.take this medicine along with your treatment
Cholesterol levels is high . How to maintain?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Avoid oily food, do physical exercise, take sudh guggul 2 tablet twive
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FAQs

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.

Q. Is simvastatin a blood thinner or a beta blocker or steroid or diuretic or is it a statin or does simvastatin thin your blood?

No, simvastatin is a statin (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors

Q. Is simvastatin the same as Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor (rosuvastatin) or pravastatin?

No, although it belongs to same group of medications called statins

Q. Can I take simvastatin with ibuprofen or lisinopril?

No results found for any interaction of simvastatin with ibuprofen or lisinopril, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication

Q. Can I take antibiotics or clarithromycin or amoxicillin or erythromycin or amlodipine or aspirin with simvastatin?

No, do not take antibiotics or clarithromycin or amoxicillin or erythromycin or amlodipine or aspirin with simvastatin, because they interact with each other

Q. Does Biosim cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression or it makes you high?

No. Biosim does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression and it is not addictive

Q. Does Biosim cause joint pain or makes you tired?

Yes, sometimes Biosim may cause joint pain or make you tired.

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