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Simastin 20 mg Tablet

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Composition for Simastin 20 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Simastin 20 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
30
₹3/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Simastin Tablet

Uses of Simastin Tablet

Simastin 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Simastin Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Simastin are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

How to use Simastin 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. Simastin 20 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Simastin Tablet works

Simastin 20 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).

In Depth Information on Simastin Tablet

Expert advice for Simastin Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Simastin 20 mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, Simastin 20 mg Tablet is safe. However, some people may develop digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), joint pain, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine after starting the medication.
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Simastin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Simastin Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Simastin 20 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Simastin 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Simastin 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Simastin 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Simastin 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Simastin 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Simastin 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Simastin 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Simastin Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Simastin 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Frequently asked questions about Simastin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Simvastatin

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 Simastin cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression or it makes you high?
No. Simastin does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression and it is not addictive
Q. Does Simastin cause joint pain or makes you tired?
Yes, sometimes Simastin may cause joint pain or make you tired.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Simastin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Simastin with Clarithromycin
LIFE-THREATENING
Simastin with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Pacenorm, Amiodon, Amiodar, Ritebeat
Simastin with Spiramycin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Simastin with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Benzol, Donogen, Gonablok, Ladogal
Simastin with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac
Simastin with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid
Simastin with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Simastin with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite
Simastin with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit
Simastin with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen
Simastin with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Simastin with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Simastin with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Simastin with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod
Simastin with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral
Simastin with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic
Simastin with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin
Simastin with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Simastin with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
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