Why do I need this medicine?
Simvastatin helps lower your cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood.
Excessive cholesterol and triglycerides in your body can clog up your blood vessels. This can lead to many health problems such as stroke and heart diseases, including heart attack.
Simvastatin is meant to be taken as part of a complete cholesterol management programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Simvastatin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Simvastatin with or without food. It is best to take it in the evening. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Simvastatin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Simvastatin even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Simvastatin unless instructed by your doctor.