What is Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) used for?
Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor that is prescribed to treat patients suffering from high levels of cholesterol. The medication operates by lowering levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while raising levels of what is considered "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). This makes it useful for improving health and reducing the chances of cardiovascular problems such as strokes, heart attacks, or angina. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin)?
Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken in the evening each day, but your particular directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. These may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets prior to administration to prevent unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin)?
Some patients using Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include confusion, severe muscle pain, unusual swelling, increased thirst, blurry vision, severe nausea, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician about any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications.
Do not use Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, taking other medications that may cause complications, if you have active liver disease, or if you have unexplained raised results in liver function tests. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly, regularly drink large amounts of alcohol, if you have porphyrias, hereditary muscle disorders, hypothyroidism, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, or if you have experienced muscular side effects while taking similar medications. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring changes to your dosage or frequency of administration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Arrow-Simva (Simvastatin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.