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Simvastatin

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Most Commonly Used

Simvastatin 40mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  03
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Simvastatin 80mg Tab
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LL  |  CO2
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Simvastatin 10mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  01
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Simvastatin 5mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  15
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Common Side Effects of Simvastatin
Simvastatin is not for everyone. Before taking simvastatin, tell your doctor if you drink alcohol regularly. Also, tell your doctor about health conditions you have or have had in the past. Your doctor will want to know if you have:
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Muscle disorders, weakness, or aches
Your doctor will also want to know if you are of Chinese or other Asian ancestry.

Ask your doctor to check for potential interactions that simvastatin may have with any other medicines you take. Some medicines should not be taken with simvastatin. Give your doctor an up-to-date list of all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, vitamins, and supplements. Tell your doctor if you have taken simvastatin before and had a reaction to it.

Do not take simvastatin if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Simvastatin may be harmful to your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control while taking simvastatin. If you become pregnant while taking simvastatin, tell your doctor right away.

Make sure all of your health care providers, including your dentist, know that you take simvastatin. Your doctor will want to know this before you have surgery or other medical procedures.

Simvastatin may cause side effects. Some of the more common side effects of simvastatin include:
  • Headache
  • Stomach gas, pain, or upset
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dizziness
Tell your doctor if you notice that any of these side effects worsen, will not go away, or worry you while taking simvastatin.

Seek help immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects while taking simvastatin:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction: itching or hives; swelling in the lips, face, or throat; chest pain or tightness, or trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Severe confusion or memory problems
  • Unexplained muscle soreness or weakness
  • Dark urine or pale stools
  • Upper stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
  • Yellowing of skin or whites of eyes
  • Fever or chills
This is not a complete list. Alert your doctor of any worrisome symptoms you experience while taking simvastatin.