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Simvastatin is a medicine which belongs to a class of cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins, meaning it is used to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (also known as LDL or “bad cholesterol”) in the body. It comes in tablet form (10mg, 20mg, 40mg or 80mg) which is meant to be taken once a day.
Simvastatin is taken when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes have been unsuccessful at reducing the amount of cholesterol in the body.
High cholesterol means you have too much of the fatty substance cholesterol in your body. This can be due to genetics (referred to as familial hypercholesterolemia) or a poor diet or lifestyle (smoking, eating too many fatty foods, and not exercising).
High cholesterol is dangerous because it can cause blood vessels to become blocked, reducing blood circulation. This can then cause narrowing and hardening of the arteries which can cause cardiovascular disease (CVD).
CVD is a term used to describe diseases related to the heart and blood vessels. These diseases include strokes, heart attacks, coronary heart disease and angina. CVD is the leading cause of death in the UK.
Simvastatin works by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol (LDL) produced inside the liver. This then causes the liver cells to take LDL cholesterol from the blood, helping to reduce the overall quantity in the body.
This, in turn, will decrease the amount of possible blockages that could result in CVD or even death.
Simvastatin is provided in 10mg, 20mg, 40mg or 80mg tablets. The amount you take will be advised by your doctor or pharmacist after a blood test. It is recommended you take one tablet in the evening at the same time each day. You must take Simvastatin daily unless told otherwise.
Your doctor may prescribe Simvastatin alongside a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, such as Ezetimibe.
If you forget to take your daily Simvastatin tablet, don’t take an extra one to make up for it. Take your usual one the following day. If you miss more than one, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
If you accidentally take too much Simvastatin, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice, or call NHS 111.
You may be allowed to drink alcohol if you are prescribed statins, however you should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Simvastatin should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery, however if concerned you should consult your doctor.
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