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    Simvastatin

    Information about Simvastatin

    Simvastatin uses

    Simvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.

    How simvastatin works

    Simvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

    Common side effects of simvastatin

    Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood

    Available Medicine for Simvastatin

    • ₹78 to ₹300
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹105 to ₹155
      USV Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹53 to ₹97
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹99
      Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹53
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹50 to ₹76
      Bal Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹173
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹74 to ₹99
      Micro Labs Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹64 to ₹124
      Aretaeus Pharmaceuticals
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹61
      Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Simvastatin

    • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Simvastatin.
    • Simvastatin may increase blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
    • Inform your doctor if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Simvastatin

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)