What is the simvastatina?

La simvastatina se utiliza junto con la dieta, pérdida de peso y ejercicio para reducir el riesgo de infarto y derrame cerebral y para reducir la probabilidad de que se necesite una cirugía de corazón en las personas que tienen una enfermedad cardíaca o que estén en riesgo de desarrollar una.

Does simvastatin make you drowsy?

Simvastatin oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects. The more common side effects that can occur with simvastatin include: Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

What are the side effects of simvastatin and statins?

Grapefruit juice can increase simvastatin levels in your body and increase the risk of side effects. For people with low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) or diabetes: Simvastatin and other statin drugs can sometimes cause rhabdomyolysis. Having hypothyroidism or diabetes raises your risk for this condition.

Can simvastatin 10 mg tablets be sold to the public?

Simvastatin 10 mg tablets can be sold to the public to reduce risk of first coronary event in individuals at moderate risk of coronary heart disease (approx. 10–15 % risk of major event in 10 years), max. daily dose 10 mg and pack size of 28 tablets; treatment should form part of a programme to reduce risk of coronary heart disease.

Does simvastatin cause muscle pain as a side effect?

Its thought that simvastatin (Zocor) may be more likely to cause muscle pain as a side effect than other statins when its taken at high doses.

What are the side effects of statin drugs for cholesterol?

Side Effects of Statin Drugs for Cholesterol 1 Very Little Benefit for Healthy Patients. Statins can benefit patients with a history... 2 Liver Enzyme Elevation Is a Side Effect of Statins. 3 Muscle Pain and Weakness Is a Side Effect of Statins. 4 Thats a decision you and your health care provider should make.

What are the signs and symptoms of simvastatin toxicity?

Patients should be instructed to report symptoms of muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness. If such symptoms develop, creatine kinase should be measured, and if elevated, simvastatin should be discontinued.

Do statins cause memory loss or confusion?

The FDA warns on statin labels that some people have developed memory loss or confusion while taking statins. These side effects reverse once you stop taking the medication.

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