What is Lipex (Simvastatin) used for?
Lipex (Simvastatin) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with high cholesterol or triglyceride levels. The medication reduces the levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). This action can prevent cardiac conditions or heart attacks from occurring. Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lipex (Simvastatin)?
Lipex (Simvastatin) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet in the evening, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lipex (Simvastatin)?
Lipex (Simvastatin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as increased thirst, severe muscle pain, faintness, unusual weight gain, painful urination, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Lipex (Simvastatin) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, under the age of ten, who have unexplained raised results in liver function tests, active liver disease, or if you are taking any other medications that may interact negatively. Also disclose if you have porphyrias, hypothyroidism, a history of muscle disorders, reduced liver function, reduced kidney function, if you drink large amounts of alcohol, or if you have taken other medications that have caused muscular side effects. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Lipex (Simvastatin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lipex (Simvastatin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.