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, sold under the brand name Zocor among others, is a lipid-lowering medication.[2] It is used along with exercise, diet, and weight loss to decrease elevated lipid levels.[2] It is also used to decrease the risk of heart problems in those at high risk.[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Common side effects include constipation, headaches, and nausea.[2] Serious side effects may include muscle breakdown, liver ...

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simvastatin 40mg side effects

I have been having a problem with really sore breasts. Could this be a side effect? ## Simvastatin (40 mg). Side effects of Simvastatin may include: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and a general feeling of weakness. Rare side effects include joint pain, memory loss, and muscle cramps. You can view a more detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## i have side effect like this do i need to take continue Simvastatin 40mg memory loss general feeling of weakness ## Hi Devi Lal Shrestha, I am not an MD, so I cannot say whether or not you should continue to take this drug. However, I definitely urge you to contact your doctor who prescribed the Simvastatin to you a...

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Pink round pill 93 a Statin?

I have a pinkish, round pill with the number 93 on it. What is it and what are the mg? Thanks. ## Are there any additional numbers on the tablet? I'm finding one with the marking of 93 7153 that contains 10mgs of Simvastatin. Another with the marking 93 771 that contains 10mgs of Pravastatin. Do either of these match your tablet? ## There is a 715- some other number I can't read. Maybe a 3 or 4? So I am guessing it is Simvastatin or a generic one. This number is on the back of the side with 93 on it. ## My guess, then, would have to be that it's probably the first one I listed, the Simvastatin with the 93 7153. They are commonly used to help lower cholesterol. They can also cause some severe side effects, like: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and bad joint/muscle aches. Some a...

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Simvastatin and frequent urinating

Hi I'm a 55 year old male and I have been on simvastatin for about 8 years now (40). It has worked wonders with my cholesterol but for the past while, perhaps as much as a year now, I have noticed a steady increase in the frequency of trips to the bathroom especially at night - 3 to 4 times minimum. While I had attributed this to my age lately I have been wondering about my medication. Simvastitin is the only medication I take a d otherwise I am very healthy. Should I be concerned about this? ## Hi, Dan! Sorry about the problem that you're having, that is a lot of times to wake up each night. Considering your age, there is also a good chance that you may be having a prostate issue, frequent urination, especially at night, it is a very common symptom of it. Have you consulted you...

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euthyrox weight gain weight loss

I have been taking euthyrox 50ug and 100ug. 1day 50ug and 1 day 100ug for the pas 22 months due to Eltroxin being out of stock. My Thyroid was removed 17 years ago. I was diagnosed with Graves disease. I have lost a lot of weight since I have been on Euthyrox, is that normal, it never happed when I was on Eltorxin, I actually gained weight whe I was on Eltroxin. in 2014 I weighed 78 kg at the moment I weight only 55.7kg. According to my BMI my weight is in order and I have my TFT tests done evey 6 months. Is it possible to loose weight due to Euthyrox. I have heard of so many other people who also lost weight whilst on Euthyrox. I have had all cancer indicator tests, blood tests ie. diabetes, cholesterol (LDL showed a little higher than normal bot not serious.) I am taking Simvastatin f...

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simvastatin tabs

I have been taking simvastatin tabs for 2 months now, choslerol count is good but my trigleride level has increased from taking Vytorin 141 count to taking simvastatin now 232 ## What is the difference between simvastatin and Vytorin.my doctor change my medication from Vytorin to simvastatin 3 months ago. I now have muscle pain in my back and legs. Could this come from the change? ## That is unusual, these medications are generally known to help lower triglyceride levels. What has your doctor advised? Are you watching your diet? Sharon, Vytorin contains Simvastatin with Ezetimibe, so he has just changed you to taking only one of these medications, rather than both. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, joint/muscle aches, and stomach pain. Thus, what you're e...

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Cipla simvastatin tablet uses

The doctor gave me cipla simvastatin 10mg and furosemide 40mg to use but did not explain why or what i should use these for. Please help. What does this medication help with? ## Hello, Lentuane! How are you? Simvastatin is used to help lower cholesterol. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Furosemide is used to remove excess fluid from the body to help lower blood pressure. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dehydration. ## I am very interested in how the pills work. How will I notice that the cholesterol is not high? How do I perform the measurements? ## I experienced blurred vision while taking this. It turns out that this is one of the more common v...

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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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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: (427 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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Other drugs which contain Simvastatin or a similar ingredient: (7 results)