Simhdl 20 MG Tablet
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It is used in the treatment of Hyperlipidaemia (high levels of blood cholesterol and fats). It is also used to reduce the risk of heart-related complications in people with heart disease, diabetes, or other risk factors. This medicine works by reducing the level of bad cholesterol and fats and increasing the level of good cholesterol in the blood.
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet shows side effects like runny nose, sneezing, diarrhoea, headache, and muscle pain. These side effects subside on their own as your body starts adapting to this medicine. However, consult your doctor if these side effects persist or become worse.
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition.
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have pre-existing liver conditions. Inform your doctor about all your current medications to avoid any undesired effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Simhdl 20 MG Tablet
Simlip 20 MG Tablet
Simvas 20 MG Tablet
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Simvotin 20 MG Tablet
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Zocor 20 MG Tablet
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Zosta 20 MG Tablet
Major & minor side effects for Simhdl 20 MG Tablet
Dark colored urine
Muscle or joint pain
Acid or sour stomach
Excessive air or gas in stomach
Uses of Simhdl 20 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hyperlipidaemia is a condition characterised by an increased amount of bad cholesterol (LDL, Low-Density Lipoprotein) and triglycerides (fats) and a decreased amount of good cholesterol (HDL, High-Density Lipoprotein) in your blood. This results in an increased risk of heart-related complications. Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is used to treat hyperlipidaemia.
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of heart attack and stroke (a condition that occurs due to reduced blood supply to the brain) by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Simhdl 20 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Severe liver disease
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is broken down in the liver. Hence, Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have an active liver problem, as it may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in the liver and increase the risk of liver damage. Thus, it may further worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is highly unsafe during pregnancy as it can harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
Due to the lack of relevant safety information, Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Cognitive impairment is a condition in which you experience a decline in mental abilities such as memory and thinking skills. Simhdl 20 MG Tablet may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have cognitive impairment.
Increases blood sugar levels
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet may increase blood sugar levels. Hence, it should be used with caution if you have diabetes (high blood sugar levels). Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while you are taking this medicine.
Use in children
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children less than 10 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.
Try not to skip a dose of Simhdl 20 MG Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor if you suspect an overdose with Simhdl 20 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Simhdl 20 MG Tablet, as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
Interaction with Medicine
Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition that causes the breakdown of muscle tissues. The damaged muscle fibres enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney failure. Simhdl 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may further worsen your condition. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms like muscle pain, weakness, fever, dark/reddish urine, etc. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor the creatine phosphokinase levels (high levels of this enzyme indicate muscle injury) during treatment with this medicine.
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with Simhdl 20 MG Tablet, as it can increase the blood levels of this medicine and increase the risk of undesired effects.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet in your mouth. Swallow as a whole with a sufficient amount of water.
Avoid taking more or less than the recommended dose
Do not discontinue Simhdl 20 MG Tablet without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition.
Simhdl 20 MG Tablet may increase your risk of muscle damage. Hence, consult your doctor if you experience unusual muscle pain or tenderness, particularly if accompanied by fever.
Eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly to get maximum benefits from the treatment.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.