Active ingredients: simvastatin
What it is used for
Simvastatin is indicated as an adjunct to diet for treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Prior to initiating therapy with Simvastatin, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (eg poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated. Simvastatin is indicated in patients at high risk of CHD (with or without hypercholesterolaemia), including patients with diabetes, history of stroke or other cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vessel disease, or with existing CHD to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, major cardiovascular events including stroke, and hospitalisation due to angina pectoris. These effects do not replace the need to independently control known causes of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Tan coloured, oblong shaped, film coated tablets,length 11.2mm, width 6.4mm
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient simvastatin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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