Medicine Overview of Simastin Tablet
Side Effects of Simastin are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.
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.
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
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.
Simastin Tablet related warnings
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.
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.
Simastin 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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.
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.
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
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.
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