- Niacin(Nicotinic Acid)
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Simvar* used for?
Generic for Simvar* (Simvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medication, which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. It works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body. Generic for Simvar* reduces bad cholesterol namely low-density lipoprotein. This medication is usually prescribed in cases where cholesterol levels could not be lowered by non-drug treatments such as change in diet, increase in exercise, and losing weight if overweight. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as statins. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Simvar*?
The dosage of Generic for Simvar* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Simvar* with a full glass of water. It is usually taken in the evening.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Simvar*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Simvar* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Simvar*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Simvar*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Simvar*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Simvar*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Simvar*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Simvar* can interact with antifungal medication and HIV or AIDS medication.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Simvar*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Simvar* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Simvar* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Simvar* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Simvar* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Simvar* can cause side effects such as constipation, bloating, gas, diarrhea, mild stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, and muscle pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Simvar*
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Simvar*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Simvar* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Simvar*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Simvar*?
How will Generic for Simvar* work in my body?
How should Generic for Simvar* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Simvar* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Simvar* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.