Dosage, dosage and use instruction Simvastatin – Simvastatin Bull (coated tablet) – My Life
Generally a single dose at night. You should take simvastatin with water or other beverage. This medicine may be taken with or without food.
The initial dose of simvastatin is usually 20 or 40 mg per day.
This medicine begins to work in about two weeks.
Your doctor may also prescribe lower doses, particularly if you are taking certain medications listed above or have certain types of kidney disease.
Continue taking simvastatin, unless your doctor tells you to stop. If you stop taking this medicine, your cholesterol levels may increase again.
Due to the increased risk of developing muscle injury, a dose of 80 mg should not be administered to patients who are beginning the treatment or to patients who already use of lower doses of simvastatin. The dose of 80 mg should only be used by people who: are taking simvastatin 80 mg chronically (for 12 months or more) without showing muscle injury or who need not take other drugs with simvastatin that would increase your chance of having muscle injury.
If you are unable to reach their LDL cholesterol goal using simvastatin 40 mg, your doctor should switch to another medicine to lower cholesterol.
Patients who have questions or concerns about their treatment should consult their doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine should not be broken, opened or chewed.
Follow the guidance of your doctor, always respecting schedules, doses and duration of treatment. Do not stop treatment without the knowledge of your doctor.
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