Simvastatin

FDA Approved: * June 23, 2006
Pharm Company: * IVAX PHARMS
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Simvastatin Overview

Simvastatin, marketed under the trade name Zocor among others, is a lipid-lowering medication.[1] It is used along with exercise, diet, and weight loss to decrease elevated lipid (fat) levels.[1] It is also used to decrease the risk of heart problems in those at high risk.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Serious side effects may include muscle breakdown, liver problems, and increased blood sugar levels.[1] Common side...

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02 on one side a on the other

peach or light tan color with a #02 on one side and a A on the other supposed to be a simvastin ## That is correct, this tablet is distributed by NorthStar RX and they list it as containing 20mgs of Simvastatin, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. NDC code: 16714-0683 The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Inactive ingredients may include: ascorbic acid lactose monohydrate microcrystalline cellulose corn starch hydroxypropyl cellulose hypromellose 2910 (6 mPa.s) titanium dioxide magnesium silicate citric acid monohydrate isopropyl alcohol magnesium stearate butylated hydroxyanisole ferric oxide red ferric oxide yellow Is there anything else I can help with?

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pink football shaped pill, c02 one side, 77 one the other

pink football shaped, one side C02, other side 77 ## Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." It reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Simvastatin is used to lower... ## Hello, As Kirk stated above the pill you described is a simvastatin tablet 10mg. The National Inistitute of Health reports that this medication is commonly used to assist in treating atherosclerotic vascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia. Below I will provide some additional information regarding this medication. (NDC: 68180-478) Active Ingredients: Simvastatin 10mg Inactive Ingredients: - Ascorbic Aci...

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itchy skin

I've been taking simvastatin for about 4 months and have had a really bad itchy skin reaction, but nothing is relieving it. I do not see this posted as a side effect. Not using grapefruit juice, what else might it be interacting with to cause this great discomfort? ## I've been on simvastatin for over a year. Several months I contracted an itch. My PCP doesn't think it is the medicine, but I do. I feel like bugs are crawling under my skin. I have stopped taking it for a few days and the itch has subsided. I'm going to stay of the pills for a week then try them again and see if the itch comes back. If so, I'm telling my doctor he has to prescribe something else. BTW, I don't drink grapefruit juice. ## Many people just have problems and suffer these types of side e...

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Simlo 40 drug information

what are the side effects of using simlo 40 ## it is a long pink pill with 40 on it. ## Simlo contains the active ingredient Simvastatin, it is used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, joint/muscle aches and abdominal pain. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## What is Simlo-40 used for and what time of the day should it be taken? In the mornings, at bedtime, before or after meals?

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Accidental Double Dose Of Lisinopril/HCTZ And Simvastatin

I accidentally took a second dose of both my lisinopril/hctz 10-12.5mg and my simvastatin 40mg, only 12 hours after my normal doses instead of a full 24 hours apart. How concerned should I be, and is there anything I should do? ## Hello, Jenn! How are you? Did you experience any adverse effects? Generally taking a double dose just once isn't a major issue, unless you are allergic to, or sensitive to a given medication. The FDA lists the possible side effects of taking an extra dose as possibly including nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness, increased urination, and hypotension.

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simvastatin 20mg different shape and colour

I have been taking simvastin 20mg for over a year now and it has always been an eliptical tablet with the number 20 impressed.I have just received my latest prescibed tabs and they are small round tabs wit CT impessed. They both say Simvastatin 20mg film coated tabs... are they the same? There is such a drastic change in size and shape. ## I was geting small round tablets since one year. Just now I got almost eliptical shape 20mg tablet. I am little confused with shape change. ## Hi could you tell me if there is any difference in Simvastatin by the colours, as my mum say's when she has the white one's she get's muscle pains in her legs....but when she takes the orange one's she is ok. Thanks Steve ## I have 20mg simvastatin pill from two different mfrs. One pill is oval ...

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Stopping Simvastatin. Are the side effects worth it???

I am on Simvastatin 20 and continually worry about side effects to liver and other organs. I am getting severe leg pains and feel tired all the time with no energy along with a few other things that I am not sure about. I have only been on them for 3 months. Had a chol level of 6.4. I am 63 years old. Other meds I take are Oroxine for thyroid and Coversyl for High BP. I have been halving the tablets some times and other times not taking them at all. My heart has been checked and is fine. This medication REALLY worries me. My hubby has also just been put onthem.Any ideas or suggestions would help. Has anyone heard of Arginine supplement instead of taking chol medication ???????? ## Hi Shannon, According to WebMD, arginine is good for lowering cholesterol. However, there currently is no d...

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Cutting 40mg tabs in half to make 20 mg dose

My husband was taking generic 40mg Simvastatin made by Accord Healthca. They are oval brick red with S 6 on side 1. Can we cut them in half to get 20mg dose. His Dr wrote a new prescription for 20mg and I hate to waste a half full bottle of the 40mg . ## This can safely be done with any medication that isn't time released, as long as there aren't specific instructions on the label that tell you not to do so. Prescribing a new dosage is just a definite way to make sure the person is getting the correct dose, because when you cut a pill in half, there can be some irregularities, but they are usually miniscule. You may want to try cutting one or two and see how it works. Some pills tend to very crumbly, so cutting results in their falling apart and can make it harder to get the cor...

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ROUND BLUE PILL WITH RDY 272 ON IT

WHAT IS THIS PILL ## I am not 100% sure, but I believe your pill is Simvastatin. I was not able to locate any pictures, I did however find that RDY is Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (Which makes your pill). You can notify them personally if you feel concerned at (888) 375-3784. If that does not work, I would go to you nearest pharmacy and ask the pharmacist what the pill might be, they have tons of archives on pills. Please post back with any more information about your pill, so I can try to help to in finding the right pill. ## RDY 272 is an over-the -counter medication. Equivalent to aleve at 220 mg per a representative from Dr. Reddy's company. ## Circle white pill 54 662 what is this I was sweeping my kitchen and found it can anybody please tell me what this is ## It has a B/294 b...

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all about simvastatin

What diseases/illness can zimvast cure? My mother had a stroke in 2008. Now we are bringing her to the doctor for a check up and the result of her x-ray says that her heart is enlarged. The ultrasound result tells us that her lungs and heart have fats... ## This medication is used to help lower cholesterol levels to help prevent heart attacks and stroke. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is she on any other medications?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Simvastatin
  • Suspension: 20mg/5ml, 40mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 5mg, 80mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Simvastatin: (382 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-7152 Simvastatin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7153 Simvastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7154 Simvastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7155 Simvastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7156 Simvastatin 80 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-0128 Simvastatin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0219 Simvastatin 80 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0240 Simvastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0241 Simvastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0242 Simvastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0243 Simvastatin 80 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1897 Simvastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1898 Simvastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1899 Simvastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0378-5401 Simvastatin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5402 Simvastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5403 Simvastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5404 Simvastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5405 Simvastatin 80 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0615-6579 Simvastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
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The tablet is white with no markings in shape of a flower ## Then it is not a legal U.S. tablet of Simvastatin, they all... 2 replies
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I was recently told that simvastatin depletes CoQ10, leading to the "weakness" side effect. Anyone heard this? #... 2 replies
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Simvastatin 10mg manufacturer Lupin Pharm is it gluten free? ## Hi Pereaone, From what I was able to gather, gluten is n... 2 replies
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simvastatin vidastat, 10mg ## Simvastatin is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may inclu... 2 replies
simvastatin 40mg tab
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