What is Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) used for?
Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) is an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to treat patients with high levels of cholesterol. The medication operates by reducing the levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood (low density lipoproteins) while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). This can prevent cardiac conditions such as heart disease or heart attacks. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin)?
Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each day in the evening, but your individual regimen will depend 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 with or without food, although a meal or snack is suggested if you get an upset stomach. Avoid chewing or splitting the medicine prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin)?
Some patients using Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, faintness, severe muscle pain, confusion, increased thirst, painful urination, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of ten, lactose intolerant, who have unexplained raised results in liver function tests, active liver disease, or if you are taking other medications that may have negative interactions. Also inform your doctor if you have porphyrias, a history of hereditary muscle disorders, hypothyroidism, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, if you have previously experienced muscular side effects while using similar medications, or drink large amounts of alcohol. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Arrow-Simva (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.
Arrow-Simva (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.