Medicine Overview of Simlip Tablet
Side Effects of Simlip 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. Simlip 20 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Simlip 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 Simlip Tablet
Simlip 20 mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). Take it along with regular exercise and low-fat diet.
It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
In general, Simlip 20 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, 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 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 Simlip 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
- Do not take Simlip 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
Simlip Tablet related warnings
Simlip 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.
Simlip 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.
Simlip 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Simlip 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Simlip 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Simlip 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Simlip 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Simlip 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Simlip 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Simlip 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 Simlip cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression or it makes you high?
No. Simlip does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or hair loss or constipation or diabetes or depression and it is not addictive
Q. Does Simlip cause joint pain or makes you tired?
Yes, sometimes Simlip may cause joint pain or make you tired.
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Taking Simlip with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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