Simvastatin TABLE . 10 mg
Simvastatin table . 10 mg
WHAT simvastatin MEDICA AND WHAT IT IS USED
MEDICA Simvastatin is a medicine used to lower cholesterol, the "bad cholesterol" (LDL - cholesterol) and fatty substances in the blood called triglycerides. Furthermore, simvastatin MEDICA increases levels of "good cholesterol" (NDL-cholesterol). Need a cholesterol-lowering diet while taking this medicine. Simvastatin MEDICA is representative of a class of drugs called statins.
MEDICA simvastatin is used in combination with diet if you have:
Elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood (primary hiperholestero-traded) or high levels of fatty substances in the blood (mixed hyperlipidemia).
-Hereditary illness (homozygous familial hiperholestero-traded), which increases cholesterol levels in your blood. You may be ordered or other treatment.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) or at high risk of developing CHD (if you have diabetes, stroke or other blood vessel disease) Simvastatin MEDICA can prolong your life by reducing the risk of cardiovascular complications, no matter what cholesterol in your blood.
Most people have no obvious symptoms for high cholesterol. Your doctor can measure your cholesterol levels through a simple blood test. Regularly monitor your cholesterol level and discuss the results with your doctor.
BEFORE taking simvastatin MEDICA
Do not take simvastatin MEDICA:
if you are hypersensitive to the active substance or to any of the ingredients of simvastatin MEDICA
if you are currently suffering from liver disease
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
If you take any of the following medications:
Itraconazole or ketoconazole (medicines to treat fungal infections)
Erythromycin, clarithromycin or telithromycin (antibiotics to treat infections)
HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir and sekvinavir (to treat Hi / infections)
Nefazodone (medicine for depression)
Take special care with simvastatin MEDICA
Tell your doctor about your medical conditions including allergies.
Tell your doctor if you consume substantial quantities of alcohol.
Tell your doctor if you have had liver disease. Simvastatin MEDICA may not be suitable for you.
Tell your doctor if you have an operation. You may need to stop taking simvastatin MEDICA for awhile.
Your doctor should do blood tests before you start taking Simvastatin MEDICA. This will check how your liver is functioning.
Your doctor may want to do blood tests to check liver function after you start taking Simvastatin MEDICA.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness. On rare occasions, muscle problems can be serious, including violation of muscle structure and renal impairment, the outcome can rarely be fatal.
The risk of muscle disorders is greater at higher doses of simvastatin and MEDICA is greater in some patients. Tell your doctor if any of these issues apply to you:
Consume large amounts of alcohol
Have kidney problems
Have thyroid problems
If you are over 70 years
If you have muscle problems during treatment with medications called cholesterol-lowering "statins" or fibrates
If you or a close family member has inherited muscle disease
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines. Taking Simvastatin MEDICA together with any of these products may increase the risk of muscle damage (some of them are listed under "Do not take simvastatin Medica")
Ciclosporin (a medicine used in patients with organ transplants)
Danazol (anti-hormonal medicine used to treat endometriosis)
Itraconazole, ketoconazole (medicines to treat fungal infections)
Fibrates such as gemfibrozil and bezafibrate (medicines to lower cholesterol)
Erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin or fusidova acid (medicines for bacterial infections)
HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, ritonavir, nelfinavir and saquinavir (medicines to treat AIDS)
Nefadozon (medicine for depression)
Amiodarone (a medicine for irregular heart beat)
Verapamil or diltiazem (medication for high blood pressure, chest pain associated with heart disease or other heart condition)
It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
Drugs that prevent blood clots, such as warfarin, phenprocoumon or acenocoumarol (anticoagulants)
Fenofibrate (another medicine used to lower blood cholesterol)
Niacin (another medicine used to lower blood cholesterol)
Use of simvastatin MEDICA with food and drink
Grapefruit juice contains one or more ingredients that influence the transformation of some drugs such as simvastatin MEDICA. So avoid consumption of grapefruit juice during treatment.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Do not take simvastatin MEDICA if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. If you become pregnant during treatment with simvastatin MEDICA, stop taking it immediately and contact your doctor.
Do not take simvastatin MEDICA breastfeeding as it is not known whether medication passes into breast milk.
Use in children
Not recommended for use in children MEDICA simvastatin.
Driving and operating machinery
Simvastatin is not expected MEDICA affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, you should be aware that there have been rare reports of dizziness when using this medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Simvastatin MEDICA
The product contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
HOW TO TAKE simvastatin MEDICA
Always take simvastatin MEDICA, just as you have been told by your doctor. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
You must be a cholesterol-lowering diet while taking Simvastatin MEDICA.
The dose is 10, 20 or 40 mg daily, administered as a single daily dose. The dose may be increased to 80 mg daily taken as a single dose at night as determined by your doctor only at very high levels of cholesterol and a higher risk of cardiovascular complications. Your doctor will decide the right dose for you, depending on your condition, your treatment and your current personal risk. Take Simvastatin MEDICA evening. You can take it with or without food. The usual starting dose is 10, 20 or sometimes 40 mg per day. Your doctor may change your dose after four weeks to a maximum dose of 80 mg. Do not take more than 80 mg daily.
Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose, especially if you are taking certain medicines listed above or if you have kidney problems.
Do not stop treatment with simvastatin MEDICA, unless your doctor tells you to stop.
If your doctor prescribed simvastatin MEDICA some bile sequestrants (drugs to lower cholesterol), you should take simvastatin MEDICA 2 hours before or 4 hours
after taking the bile sequestrant.
If you take more than the dose simvastatin MEDICA
Immediately contact your doctor.
If you forget to take simvastatin MEDICA
If you forget to take a dose, do not take an extra dose. Continue to use the next day, as usual, at the same time.
If you stop taking simvastatin MEDICA
Your cholesterol will rise again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, MEDICA simvastatin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following terms are used to describe the frequency of reported adverse drug reactions:
Rare (affects more than 1 in 10,000 and less than 1 in 1000 patients treated).
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients).
Reported the following rare serious side effects.
If any of these side effects occur, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
muscle pain, tenderness, weakness or cramps. In rare cases, these muscle problems can be serious, including muscle damage to the structure, which can lead to kidney damage, in very rare cases have been reported fatalities.
hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions including:
Swelling of the face, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing