Simvastatin 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg

Buy Simvastatin for High Cholesterol

Simvastatin is a statin and is a prescription-only oral tablet which reduces the production of cholesterol by the liver. Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol in people who have high levels either due to genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or as a result of diet and lifestyle. This helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, angina and heart attacks (coronary heart disease).

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  • Reduces the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream
  • More effective when combined with a low cholesterol diet
  • One tablet taken each night
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Description

Simvastatin contains the active substance simvastatin and is a medicine used to lower levels of total cholesterol, "bad" cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), and fatty substances called triglycerides in the blood. In addition Simvastatin raises levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). Simvastatin is a member of the class of medicines called statins.

Suitability

Do not take Simvastatin:

  • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to simvastatin or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet
  • if you currently have liver problems
  • if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Important Interactions

You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines. Do not take Simvastatin if you are taking medicine(s) with any of the following active ingredients:

  • itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole or voriconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
  • erythromycin, clarithromycin or telithromycin (used to treat infections)
  • HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir (HIV protease inhibitors are used for HIV infections)
  • boceprevir or telaprevir (used to treat hepatitis C virus infection)
  • nefazodone (used to treat depression)
  • cobicistat
  • gemfibrozil (used to lower cholesterol)
  • ciclosporin (used in organ transplant patients)
  • danazol (a man-made hormone used to treat endometriosis, a condition in which the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus).
  • fusidic acid (a medicine for bacterial infection) orally or by injection
  • lomitapide (used to treat a serious and rare genetic cholesterol condition)
Side Effects
  • nausea
  • gastrointestinal discomfort
  • diarrhoea, constipation
  • skin reactions
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle weakness
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Alternatives

Simvastatin belongs to a group of medicnes called statins. Other statins are available, such as atorvastatin.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Simvastatin 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: simvastatin
Last Reviewed  04/06/2020   Authored  06/01/2010

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