Simvastatin Tab 80mg
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Simvastatin tab 80 mg contains the active ingredient Simvastatin which helps to lower total cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and fatty substances such as triglycerides in the bloodstream. Simvastatin is also helpful in increasing the levels of triglycerides in the blood. The medicine is a member of the class of drugs known as statins. Bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol is the result of the build-up in the walls of your arteries leading to plaque formation. The accumulation of plaque leads to narrowing of the arteries, blocks blood flow which blocks blood flow to heart and brain. Insufficient blood flow can result in a heart attack or stroke. The medicine raises good cholesterol or HDL which prevents bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries and protect against heart problems. Your doctor may ask you to follow a cholesterol-lowering diet while receiving Simvastatin. It works best when used in conjunction with a low-calorie diet. Most patients do not show immediate symptoms of high cholesterol. Therefore, it is important to visit your doctor for a regular check-up to keep track of your blood cholesterol.
Talk to your doctor before using Simvastatin if you have allergies, drink large amounts of alcohol, have a history of liver disease, or if you have an operation. No evidence shows the safety and effectiveness of Simvastatin Tab 80 mg in children under the age of ten years. Consult your doctor for more information. Patients suffering from liver problems should undergo blood tests to check how well their liver is working. During the treatment, your doctor will monitor you closely if you have high blood sugar or have diabetes. Discuss with your doctor if you have a severe lung disorder. Tell your doctor if you are already using fusidic acid to treat a bacterial infection, your doctor may ask to discontinue Simvastatin for some time. Also, let your doctor know if you are using any other medicine before taking the cholesterol-lowering drug.
Some serious side effects associated with the use of Simvastatin Tab 80 mg are tenderness, cramps, muscle pain, inflammation of the liver, fever, flushing, inflammation of the blood vessels, skin eruptions, unusual bruising, skin sensitivity, hives, and swelling. If you develop any of these side effects, stop taking medicine and seek immediate medical help.
Your doctor will determine the right dose for you depending on your condition as well as the history of other medical conditions. For best results, follow the exact guidelines given by your doctor to use this cholesterol-lowering drug. Please check with your doctor if you are not sure about the usage of the drug. After prescribing Simvastatin dose as per your condition, your doctor may adjust your dose after four weeks of the treatment. The dose adjustment usually depends on the response of the treatment. Discuss with your doctor if you are suffering from kidney disorders, or hepatic insufficiency.
You may take the tablet without regards to food. Continue using it unless asked to stop by your doctor.