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SIMVASTOL 5 MG TABLET

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Composition for SIMVASTOL

Simvastatin(5 mg)

food interaction for SIMVASTOL

alcohol interaction for SIMVASTOL

pregnancy interaction for SIMVASTOL

lactation interaction for SIMVASTOL

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Simvastol 5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Simvastol 5 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Simvastol 5 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.
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Simvastol 5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for SIMVASTOL

Simvastatin(5 mg)

Uses

Simvastol 5 mg 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

Simvastol 5 mg 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 SIMVASTOL

  • Restrict eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol content. Lovastatin will be effective in lowering your cholesterol level if you follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs of: kidney problem;  little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath (or) liver problems; nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking simvastatin as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for SIMVASTOL

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 08 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)