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Composition for BIOSIM

Simvastatin(5 mg)

food interaction for BIOSIM

alcohol interaction for BIOSIM

pregnancy interaction for BIOSIM

lactation interaction for BIOSIM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Biosim 5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Biosim 5mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Biosim 5mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Biosim 5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BIOSIM

Simvastatin(5 mg)

Uses

Biosim 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.

How it works

Biosim 5mg tablet blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Decreased urination, Constipation, Dark colored urine, Fatigue, Headache, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Stomach pain, Tenderness, Weakness

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Expert advice for BIOSIM

  • Take Simvastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Simvastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Do not take Niacin with Simvastatin. Niacin may increase Simvastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for BIOSIM

Simvastatin

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 simvastatin cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression or it makes you high?
No. Simvastatin does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression and it is not addictive

Q.Does simvastatin cause joint pain or makes you tired?
Yes, sometimes simvastatin may cause joint pain or make you tired.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)