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What is Simlup?
Simlup containing the active ingredient simvastatin is considered a statins or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor type of medication. It works by increasing the levels of high density lipoprotein or HDL (good cholesterol) while also decreasing the amount of low density lipoprotein or LDL (bad cholesterol) in the body. The medication when used in conjunction with a proper diet, exercise program and other lifestyle changes can help decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up in the arteries blocking blood flow. The drug can reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and the need for heart bypass surgery in people who are at high risk of developing heart and blood vessel problems.
How is Simlup used?
Simlup is usually taken once per day in the evening unless otherwise directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition, response to the medication and age. The recommended maximum dosage is 40mg every 24 hours.
Patients using Simlup may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Muscle aches or pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Joint pain
- Memory loss
- Decreased urination
- Loss of appetite
- Hair loss
Do not consume any grapefruits or grapefruit juice while taking the medication as it may alter the amount of the drug in the bloodstream and increase the risk of side effects.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Simlup is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.