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Simvastatin: Oral tablet

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 93  |  7154
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 22,ZA22 
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 20
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 22,ZA22 
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  C05
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
McKesson Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  03
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
McKesson Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  02
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Micro Labs USA Inc.
Pill Identification: SVT  |  80
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO3
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 10
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 20
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  C01
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
McKesson Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  15
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO2
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
McKesson Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  01
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO5
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO4
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: LL  |  C03
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 23 
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 5
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A  |  15
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A  |  01
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 21 
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  15
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 5
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 80
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 10
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 20
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 40
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: 726 
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  01
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Cobalt Laboratories a division Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 40
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  02
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  197
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  198
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 80
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 19 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  200
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: SMV  |  80
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  199
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: S 5 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: S 6 
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: ZA 21 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: ZA22 
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO2
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 10
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc for Kroger
Pill Identification: RDY  |  199
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 93  |  7153
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Blu Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: B 303  |  40
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Blu Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: B302  |  20
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: RDY  |  200
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 40
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TV  |  7155
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TV  |  7154
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RDY  |  200
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RDY  |  199
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RDY  |  198
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7156
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Blu Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: RX793 
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Accord Healthcare, Inc.
Pill Identification: SMV  |  80
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 80
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Accord Healthcare, Inc.
Pill Identification: S 6 
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
McKesson Packaging Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 21 
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
McKesson Packaging Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 19 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: RDY  |  200
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: RDY  |  199
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: RDY  |  268
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Accord Healthcare, Inc.
Pill Identification: S 5 
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Accord Healthcare, Inc.
Pill Identification: S 4 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
McKesson Packaging Inc
Pill Identification: ZA 22 
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7154
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7154
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: S 4 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 7155,TV  |  7155,93
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 7155,TV  |  7155,93
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO5
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  C01
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO4
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO3
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 7152  |  93
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7153
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7153
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7153
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  268
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: TV  |  7155
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: TV  |  7154
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TV  |  7153
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Gen-Source RX
Pill Identification: A  |  02
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Gen-Source RX
Pill Identification: A  |  02
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  SV 20
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  04
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX793 
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  03
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Simvastatin 20mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A  |  02
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Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A  |  03
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: A  |  04
How This Drug Works
Statins
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there's a lower risk for plaque buildup.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Simvastatin: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

SIMVASTATIN (SIM va stat in) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart or blood vessel disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Zocor: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Simvastatin: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
49.61%
50.39%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.09%
2.34%
31.02%
66.55%
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