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Simvastatin Tablets (10mg, 20mg, & 40mg) reviews
Simvastatin Tablets (10mg, 20mg, & 40mg) FAQs
Simvastatin is a type of medicine known as a ‘statin’. These reduce the amounts of harmful cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream.
Cholesterol medicines will not cause a noticeable change. You will require blood tests to determine whether the treatment has been effective.
Grapefruit affects the activity of an enzyme in the liver. If you are taking certain types of medicine, this can lead to some very harmful side effects. This interaction has been shown to be especially strong for Simvastatin and Atorvastatin. So, avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
Simvastatin has been shown to be most effective at reducing ‘bad’ cholesterol when taken in the evening or at night. This is because of its short duration.
Only repeat supplies of Simvastatin can be purchased from The Independent Pharmacy. This means that you need to have been prescribed it by a GP first. You must have taken Simvastatin for at least three months without unwanted complications.
No – we can only supply the exact statin that you were prescribed and have been taking. You will need to consult your GP if you would like to see what other prescriptions are available.
Your cholesterol will be reduced while you take Simvastatin, but the tablets will not have a permanent effect. So, you will need to take this medicine for as long as you require its effect. Changes to diet and regular exercise can make a lasting change to your cholesterol levels, though blood tests are necessary in order to check your progress.