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Simstat 20mg Tab

By EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Simvastatin(20.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Simstat 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 a clas
s of medicines called statins. The medicine interferes with the formation of cholesterol or fat in the body. The dose and duration of the medicine are decided by the doctor after accessing the complete medical history. Patients with high cholesterol often end up developing other health-related complications, to avoid that, one must take the medicine on time and follow the lifestyle and dietary modifications as suggested by the doctor.
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Uses of Simstat 20mg 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 of Simstat 20mg 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
    doctor which are these medicines.
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Side effects of Simstat 20mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Tenderness
  • Muscle pain

Precautions and Warnings of Simstat 20mg Tab

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Simstat 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

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

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
    history of muscle problem following use of similar medicines.
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  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness.

Mode of Action of Simstat 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

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

Directions for Use of Simstat 20mg Tab

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

Interactions of Simstat 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Simstat 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 Simstat may lead to adverse effects. It is recommended to monitor the patient cl
    osely. Concomitant use of fusidic acid with this medicine may lead to adverse effects. It is recommended to monitor the patient closely.
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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.

Storage and disposal of Simstat 20mg Tab

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

Dosage of Simstat 20mg 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

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Simstat Tablet be crushed?

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

Q: What for Simstat 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(20.0 Mg)
UsesHigh cholesterol
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, weakness, muscle pain
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 08:00 PM (IST)
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