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Tablet • 10mg • 30 count

SIMVASTATIN (SIM va sta tin) treats high cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It works by decreasing the bad cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides), and increasing good cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. It belongs to a group of medications called statins. Changes to diet and exercise are often combined with this medication.

How should you use this medication?
Take this medicine by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. You can take it with or without food. You should always take it the same way. Keep taking it unless your health care provider tells you to stop. Talk to your health care provider about the use of this drug in children. Special care may be needed.

What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your health care provider as soon as possible:

allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)
breast enlargement in both males and females
changes in menstrual cycle
gout (severe pain, redness, or swelling in joints like the big toe)
high blood sugar (increased hunger, thirst or urination; unusually weak or tired, blurry vision)
high potassium levels (chest pain; fast irregular heartbeat; muscle weakness)
kidney injury (trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine)
low blood pressure (dizziness; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; unusually weak or tired)
low calcium levels (fast heartbeat; muscle cramps or pain; pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet; seizures)
low magnesium levels (fast, irregular heartbeat; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; muscle cramps or pain) Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your health care provider if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in sex drive or performance
upset stomach

What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

tranylcypromine This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain medicines for blood pressure or heart disease like benazepril, lisinopril, losartan, valsartan
certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like heparin and enoxaparin
medicines that relax muscles for surgery
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
other diuretics
potassium salts or supplements
steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

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