Simastin 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Simastin Tablet

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

Simastin Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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).

Simastin Tablet related warnings

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?

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

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Simastin 20 mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • In general, Simastin 20 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • 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 Simastin 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Simastin 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Simastin 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): Imashil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Benzol
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Simastin

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I have vitamin. B12 deficiency. And high cholesterol
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food extra salt and regular exercise plus tab homocheck daily after consulting with your physician
High Cholesterol 208 mg/dl and Triglyceride 212 mg/dl.
Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
Heart Specialist
Hi. The cholesterol value is borderline high and can be easily controlled with lifestyle changes. Avoid oily and spicy food. Walk or exercise daily for 1 hour. Check your blood pressure and repeat your lipid profile after 1 month and let us know.
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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 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.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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