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Simvastatin

Most Commonly Used
Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO5
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  15
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  01
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO2
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO3
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Overview Information on Simvastatin
Pharmacist Tip
Grapefruit juice may interact with simvastatin. Avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice or other products while taking this medicine, unless approved by your doctor.     
Simvastatin is a generic medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called statins. Your doctor may have prescribed simvastatin to lower levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Simvastatin is also given to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems in people with certain heart problems. In addition, your doctor may want to you to change some of your lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise, while taking simvastatin.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Simvastatin is a generic medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called statins. Your doctor may have prescribed simvastatin to lower levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Simvastatin is also given to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems in people with certain heart problems. In addition, your doctor may want to you to change some of your lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise, while taking simvastatin.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013