Simvastatin

What is Simvastatin?

Simvastatin is a type of medicine classified as a statin, which works to lower high cholesterol by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Statins are the world’s biggest selling medications, and if Simvastatin is taken regularly, it will reduce cholesterol levels within the first month of treatment.

Simvastatin tablets have been available for the treatment of high cholesterol since 1988, so it’s a trusted and well tested medication.

You can buy Simvastatin online from HealthExpress.eu if you complete a consultation with one of our registered doctors. If approved, a doctor will write you a prescription for Simvastatin tablets and send it to you via free next-day delivery once it’s been dispensed by our registered pharmacy.

What are the benefits of Simvastatin?

Simvastatin tablets lower high blood cholesterol. They also reduce the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in blood vessels of the heart, which lowers the risk of coronary heart disease.

In people who have had a heart attack or suffer from angina or diabetes, Simvastatin reduces the risk of needing procedures to improve blood supply to the heart and can lower the chance of coronary heart disease.

Furthermore, statins are believed to reduce inflammation. This appears to contribute to the rupture of unstable plaques in heart vessels, which triggers a heart attack. A study published in 2010 also suggested that statins can prevent coronary heart disease in a wider population of people, though it’s important to note that statins aren’t prescribed to everyone.

How does Simvastatin work?

By blocking the liver from producing cholesterol, Simvastatin lowers the blood level of LDL - ‘bad’ cholesterol - which is deposited in the blood vessels if there’s too much in the body. This reduces the amount of cholesterol in the liver cells, forcing them to absorb and remove LDL from the blood, lowering blood cholesterol levels.

Simvastatin tablets also reduce another kind of ‘bad’ fat called triglycerides, and cause an increase in ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.

Who can take it?

Patients with high blood cholesterol levels; inherited high blood cholesterol; high levels of fat in the blood; or an elevated risk of death and illness from coronary heart disease if they’ve had a heart attack or have angina or diabetes, may use Simvastatin tablets.

You may not be able to use Simvastatin if you: are over 70; have decreased kidney function; have an underactive thyroid gland; have a history of hereditary muscle disorders; or drink a lot of alcohol, for example.

How do you take Simvastatin?

You can buy Simvastatin tablets in 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg or 80mg doses. The dosage of Simvastatin tablets you should take will be directed by your doctor according to your condition and medical history.

Because your liver produces most LDL cholesterol during the night, you should take your Simvastatin tablets before you go to bed.

Are there any side effects?

Simvastatin doesn’t usually cause side effects but if it does, they will usually be mild and won’t last long. Rare side effects, which affect between one in 1,000 and one in 10,000 people, include anaemia, pins and needles, feeling weak and disturbances of the gut. Very rare side effects, which less than one in 10,000 people will experience, include inflammation of the pancreas, memory loss and difficultly sleeping.

Can I buy Simvastatin online?

You can buy Simvastatin tablets online if you complete a consultation with one of our registered doctors. This will allow a doctor to decide if it’s safe for you to use this medication before writing you a prescription for Simvastatin.

You will be notified via text or email once your consultation has been reviewed, and your medication will be sent to your door via free next-day delivery.

Please note that the manufacturer of Simvastatin may differ from that shown on the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.

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