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Simva 10mg

Simva 10mg tablet

Brand: Marvi

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Simva 10mg tablet is composed of Simvastatin

Simvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of medicines known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Take simvastatin by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow the tablet whole with water.
  • Do not crush, chew, or split the tablet.
  • If you are using the liquid form of simvastatin, take it on an empty stomach.
  • Shake the bottle well for at least 20 seconds before each dose.
  • Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon.
  • Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
  • Take simvastatin regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help remember, take simvastatin at the same time.
  • Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.

Expert Advice

Do not increase the quantity than prescribed by the doctor. If the condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away. Do not flush simvastatin down the toilet. Keep simvastatin out of the reach of children. Store the simvastatin at room temperature. Keep simvastatin away from sunlight.

Primary Uses

Hyperlipidemia

Indications

This medicine is used for reduction of total cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol, apolipoprotein B and triglycerides in primary hypercholesterolemia(high level of cholesterol), heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia(high cholesterol levels) or combined hyperlipidemia( high levels of lipids). Reduce the risk of mortality and non fatal myocardial infarction(heart attack).

Side Effects

Some patients may experience headache, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, constipation, muscle cramps, alopecia(hair loss), peripheral neuropathy(nerve disorder), anemia, hepatitis, myalgia(pain in a muscle), jaundice or rashes.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Consult your doctor before using simvastatin during pregnancy for a better analysis.

Lactation

Research suggests that this medicine should not be used by mothers who are breastfeeding. Lactating females should consult their doctors before using this medication.

Driving

Consult your doctor before using simvastatin for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.

Liver

Consult your doctor before using simvastatin for a better analysis if you have liver disease.

Kidney

Consult your doctor before using simvastatin for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.

Alcohol

The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using simvastatin.

Precautions

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you had a history  of liver disease, also perform liver function tests before and after treatment. Renal (kidney) impairment, muscle disorders, hypothyroidism, alcohol abuse, elderly, monitor patients with increased risk factors like hypertension (increased blood pressure), Asian patients and surgery.

Contraindications

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have active liver disease. Women must be protected by non-hormonal contraceptive methods. 

FAQS

I am pregnant, can I use this medication?

No, this medication is contraindicated in pregnant females.

Is it safe to drive while using this medication?

As a side effect, patient might experience dizziness which makes it unsafe to drive.

Can I stop this medicine when I feel better?

Consult your prescriber before stopping this medication despite the fact

For how long does it take simvastatin to show its effect?

It starts to show its effect within a few minutes of administration.

How effective is simvastatin?

Simvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of medicines known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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