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Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

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Medical Description

Prosimvastatin Tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It is used for the treatment of high cholesterol and to reduce the risk of a heart-related condition in patients. It contains simvastatin from...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

  • For treatment of high blood cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) along with diet and exercise.
  • To reduce the risk of heart diseases in patients who are more likely to get such conditions.
contraindications

Contraindications of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to simvastatin or other components of the medicine.
  • If you have liver-related problems.
  • If you are pregnant, may be pregnant and nursing women.
  • If you are taking antifungal medicines, anti-HIV medicines, antibiotics, danazol, cholesterol-lowering medicine like gemfibrozil and immunomodulators like ciclosporin, etc. If you are not sure ask the...
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sideEffects

Side effects of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Tenderness
  • Muscle pain
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Prosimvastatin Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Prosimvastatin Tablet should not be used during pregnancy. If pregnancy detected while taking this medicine inform your doctor immediately.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Prosimvastatin Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Women taking this medicine should not breastfeed.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Prosimvastatin Tablet?
A:
This medicine has no or little influence on the ability to drive and use machines. If you experience dizziness after taking the medicine, avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Prosimvastatin Tablet?
A:
The medicine must be used cautiously in patients who consume a large amount of alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have diabetes, liver or lung-related problem, obesity or high blood pressure.
  • You drink large amounts of alcohol.
  • You have ever had muscle problems during treatment with cholesterol-lowering medicines called “statins” or fibrates.
  • The chances of getting a muscle-related problem are more common in the elderly (over 65 years of age), females, in patients with hypothyroidism, if you consume a large amount of alcohol, have a family...
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  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The medicine inhibits an enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase which is crucial for the synthesis of cholesterol.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

  • Take the medicine as advised by the doctor. Take regularly at the same time.
interactions

Interactions of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Prosimvastatin Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Concomitant use of medicines used for heart related problem like amiodarone, amlodipine, verapamil, diltiazem, etc with Prosimvastatin may lead to adverse effects. It is recommended to monitor the pat...
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  • Inform the physician about any other medicines, supplements, or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid the consumption of grapefruit while on treatment with the medicine.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

Store at a dry place, protect from direct sunlight. Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Prosimvastatin 5mg Tab

Overdose

  • An overdose must be immediately reported to the treating doctor or nearby hospital. Always carry the package of the tablet along for easy assessment of the severity of an overdose.

Missed a Dose

You must never miss a dose of the medicine and if missed take the dose as soon as possible. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Prosimvastatin Tablet be crushed?

A: Swallow this medicines as a whole. Do not crush or break into halves while taking the medicine.

Q: What for Prosimvastatin Tablet used?

A: The medicine helps in decreasing high blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and decrease the risk of heart diseases in patients who are more likely to get such a condition.

Q: Can I consume alcohol while taking the medicine?

A: You must limit the alcohol intake while taking the medicine. Talk to the doctor if you have a regular habit of drinking as consuming alcohol.

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ContainsSimvastatin(5.0 Mg)
UsesHigh cholesterol
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, weakness, muscle pain
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 08:00 PM (IST)
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