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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 blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

    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
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹105 to ₹155
      USV Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹53
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹99
      Akumentis Healthcare 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)
    • ₹30
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Simvastatin

    • Take Simvastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Simvastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
    • Do not take Niacin with Simvastatin. Niacin may increase Simvastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
    • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
    • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.

    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 05 July, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)