Simvastol 20 Tablet

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Simvastol 20 Tablet Information

Simvastol 20 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Secondary and off-label uses of Simvastol 20 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Simvastol 20 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Simvastol 20 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Simvastol 20 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Simvastol 20 Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Simvastol 20 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Simvastol 20 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Simvastol 20 Tablet in conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Alcoholism. Other contraindications of Simvastol 20 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Simvastol 20 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Simvastol 20 Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Simvastol 20 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Simvastol 20 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Simvastol 20 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at evening
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at evening
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at evening
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given to 10 years old patients at evening

Simvastol 20 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Simvastol 20 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Simvastol. If you are pregnant, do not take Simvastol without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Simvastol 20 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Simvastol. Immediately discontinue Simvastol if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Simvastol 20 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Simvastol may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Simvastol 20 Tablet on the Liver?


    The liver can be affected by Simvastol. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Simvastol only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Simvastol 20 Tablet on the Heart?


    Simvastol may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Simvastol 20 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Simvastol 20 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Simvastol 20 Tablet

  • Is this Simvastol 20 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Simvastol 20 Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Simvastol 20 Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Simvastol 20 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Simvastol 20 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Simvastol 20 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Simvastol 20 Tablet


    Some foods when eaten with Simvastol 20 Tablet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Simvastol 20 Tablet


    Taking alcohol with Simvastol 20 Tablet can be dangerous.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zocor (simvastatin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 377

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 646-650

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