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Simvastatin

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Simvastatin is a type of medication in the form of a tablet, taken to control and manage high cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a naturally occuring substance that the body needs, it can be very dangerous if your body had too much of it - it can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots. Although lifestyle can often be a big factor in it, some people have naturally high cholesterol. Simvastatin should only be taken once lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and increased exercise have not proved effective in sufficiently lowering cholesterol levels.

If you need to take Simvastatin tablets, you can buy them online safely from a UK doctor such as Doctor-4-U by completing our simple medical questionnaire and getting a certified prescription. It will be dispatched within 24 hours.

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Last PIL Review Date: 03/11/2019

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What is Simvastatin?

Simvastatin is a type of medication taken to lower high cholesterol. It should only be taken alongside a healthy lifestyle and low fat diet. It is usually only prescribed when following non-medicinal approaches alone proves insufficient.

Available in varying dosages, Simvastatin contains an active ingredient which manages your body’s ability to create cholesterol. The long term health impacts of having high cholesterol can be potentially fatal, which is why a treatment like Simvastatin may be considered if lifestyle changes haven’t worked.

How does Simvastatin work?

Simvastatin contains an active ingredient of the same name, making it a generic drug (as opposed to a branded one). Simvastatin belongs to a family of medicines called statins. Statins work by reducing the liver’s ability to produce cholesterol by interfering with the activity of a certain enzyme.

Your total cholesterol is made up mainly of LDL cholesterol (known as “bad” cholesterol) and HDL cholesterol (known as “good” cholesterol). In large numbers, LDLs can swamp the arteries and gather there, causing them to become narrow. This can lead to illnesses related to poor circulation such as strokes or heart attacks. Producing a dangerously high amount of cholesterol can be caused mainly by lifestyle factors, but genetics or other illnesses can be contributing factors too.

By affecting the enzyme in the liver that produces cholesterol, Simvastatin manages to lower the levels of cholesterol in the body and offsets the risk of associated illnesses.

Is Simvastatin suitable for me?

Simvastatin is designed specifically to treat those with high cholesterol. But even if you have this condition, your medical history and other medications may mean Simvastatin isn’t suitable for you to take. For instance, you should not take Simvastatin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have a disease which affects the liver.

You should also avoid taking Simvastatin if you are taking medicine which contains any of the following active ingredients:

  • Itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole or voriconazole (all used against fungal infections)
  • Erythromycin, clarithromycin or telithromycin (all treat infections)
  • HIV protease inhibitors such as ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir and saquinavir
  • Boceprevir or telaprevir (both used to treat hepatitis C virus infection)
  • Nefazodone (treats depression)
  • Cobicistat
  • Gemfibrozil (used to lower cholesterol)
  • Ciclosporin (used in organ transplant patients)
  • Danazol (a man-made hormone which treats endometriosis)
  • Fusidic acid (a medicine for bacterial infection which can be taken orally or by injection)

Also, if you are taking lomitapide (a medication which treats a rare and serious genetic cholesterol condition), then you should not take more than 40mg of Simvastatin.

For precautionary reasons, you should tell your doctor if any of the following apply to you before starting Simvastatin:

  • You are taking any medications. Even if you are not taking anything which contains the ingredients listed above, your doctor should still be aware of any treatments you are using before you start taking Simvastatin
  • You drink large amounts of alcohol
  • You have previously had a liver disease
  • You have a severe lung disease
  • You are due to have an operation
  • You are Asian (a different dose of this medicine than what’s standard may be applicable to you)
  • You have any symptoms which indicate a potential liver problem
  • You have diabetes or are at risk of developing this condition (your doctor may want to monitor your blood sugar levels while you’re taking Simvastatin)

How do you take Simvastatin?

The typical dosage instructions when prescribed Simvastatin is to take one tablet once a day, typically during the night time. The exact dosage you’ll take each day can vary depending on your age and circumstances.

Your doctor may adjust your dose after the first 4 weeks of you using this treatment. The dosage is usually kept lower than average if you have kidney conditions, are taking certain other treatments or Simvastatin is being taken by a child aged 10-17.

You can take Simvastatin tablets either with or without food but avoid having grapefruit juice around the time you are taking a dose.

What are the side effects of taking Simvastatin?

Like with all medicines, it is possible to experience side effects from taking Simvastatin, but they are rare so the vast majority of patients will not notice any. Some of the potential side effects can be serious, so you should stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department if you experience any that are particularly troubling or prolonged. For instance, swift action should be taken if you notice symptoms which indicate you are having an allergic reaction to the medication.

Amlodipine and Simvastatin

Amlodipine is a medicine which is used to treat patients with high blood pressure. Similarly to Simvastatin, Amlodipine aims to reduce the risk of patients experience heart-related issues, but there may be some risk involved if both medicines are taken around the same time.

If you are planning to use Simvastatin, then you should speak to your doctor if you are currently taking amlodipine or similar alternatives such as diltiazem or verapamil. Taking both treatments at the same time can increase the risk of experiencing muscle problems.

Buy Simvastatin tablets online

You need a prescription from a GMC/EU certified doctor in order to buy this medication online. To buy Simvastatin from Doctor-4-U, simply complete our online consultation and if you are deemed suitable, we will dispatch your medication usually within 24 hours.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

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    UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

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    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

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    Active ingredient: Simvastatin
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