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About the drug:
Simvastatin is a drug that is prescribed by the physicians to check the abnormally high amount of cholesterol in the body. The high levels of cholesterols and triglycerides are often linked to various heart diseases like stroke and attack.
Simvastatin is the drug that belongs to the class of statins or HMG coa reductase inhibitors. Simvastatin is derived synthetically from the fermentation of Aspergillus terrus. The therapy that uses such statin drugs also requires an adjunct to a healthy diet and proper exercise.
Uses of the drug:
The drug is indicated for:
• Coronary heart disease / any other cardiovascular problems
• Patients with heterozygous familial Hypercholesterolemia
Working of the drug:
Simvastatin acts by interfering with the synthesis of cholesterol and steroids. It stops the activity of the enzyme known as HMG-coa reductase, which has a key role in the synthesis and doesn’t allow the formation of Mevalonic acid a precursor for the cholesterol synthesis. The liver makes two third of the daily cholesterol requirement.
Simvastatin increases the removal of LDL-C bad cholesterol levels from the body by up regulation of the LDL-C receptors. It also lowers the raised triglyceride levels and increases the High density lipoprotein levels in the body. Simvastatin avoids the deposition of excessive fat in the body by increasing good cholesterol levels and reducing bad cholesterol levels.
Zocor 10 mg is manufactured by MSD, Turkey a well known pharmaceutical company. It is available on our website in the various packs.
You can buy Zocor 10 mg online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Zocor 10 mg comes in the form of tablets and you can buy various strengths of Simvastatin under different brand names:
• Zocor 10 mg
• Zocor 20 mg
• Simvotin 5 mg
• Simvotin 10 mg
• Simvotin 20 mg
• Simvotin 40 mg
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take Simvastatin if you:
Have an allergy to Simvastatin
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breastfeeding or lactating
• Tell your doctor if you:
Have kidney problems
Have low blood pressure
How much to take the drug?
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. Simvastatin is available in the dose ranging from 5 mg to 40 mg/ day. It may be taken with or without food in the morning or evening. If needed, the dose can increase up to 80 mg daily in severe cases after consulting with a doctor. The lipid determination test should be performed after 4 weeks of the therapy and then should be regularly done periodically.
How to take the drug?
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Simvastatin can be taken once in a day with or without food a day. It is best to take it at the same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
For how long to take it?
Simvastatin controls the hypertension and Dyslipidemia but it doesn’t treat the root cause. It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So, before stopping the drug intake, always consult a physician first. You can easily buy Zocor 10 mg online from all daychemist.com.
You may need urgent medical attention for which you should visit the nearest health care center or call the doctor immediately.
Take it as soon as possible if it’s not too late, but if it is less than 12 hrs left for your next dose, then skip the dose and take your next dose at the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious, but most of the times they are not. You may need medical help in case any of the following trouble arises:
• Muscle cramps
• Severe pain and tenderness in muscles
• Stomach pain
• Sore throat
• Loss of appetite
• Swelling in the body
• Liver damage symptoms like loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice and stomach discomfort
• Fever and fatigue
• Dryness of mouth and increased thirst
• Dry skin, blurred vision and loss of weight
• Memory problems like confusion and depression
Common drug interactions:
This drug should not be taken along with Cyclosporine, as it tends to increase the side effects of Simvastatin by seven folds. Simultaneous administration of Warfarin and Simvastatin can increase the risk of bleeding disorders. Don’t take antacid along with this drug as it decreases the absorption of Simvastatin. Drugs like Nicotinic acid and Gemfibrozil when taken along with Simvastatin may cause liver or muscle injury. The other common drugs that may interact with Simvastatin are:
• Antifungal drugs
• Ranolazine etc.
Things to remember:
• Limit alcohol consumption as daily consumption of alcohol may result in increased liver problems
• Try to involve in daily exercise and healthy diet in your daily routine
• Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
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