This prescription medication is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood in order to prevent heart disease, coronary artery disease and other conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.
This medication should be stored at room temperature in an area that is not exposed to heat and moisture.
Before taking this medication, inform your health care provider if you have diabetes, an underactive thyroid, gout, kidney disease, or if you are additionally taking amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan). Also tell your health care provider if you are allergic to any drugs. This medication causes birth defects; if you become pregnant during treatment, notify your health care provider immediately.
When first taking this medication, you may experience side effects including flushing that will decrease as you continue taking this medication. Occasionally, an ingredient (simvastatin) in this medication will cause kidney failure. If you experience unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine, contact your health care provider immediately.
This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed for you by your health care provider. When taking this medication, follow the directions on your prescription label. Simcor is generally taken orally with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew Simcor tablets as doing this may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time, which will further cause harmful effects.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any ingredients within this medication. If you are pregnant, breast feeding, have liver disease, have stomach ulcers, or have active bleeding you should not take this medication.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking this medication and contact your health care provider: muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine; feeling like you might faint; fast or p
Less serious and more common side effects include: warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin, dizziness, sweating or chills, swelling, headache, stomach or back pain, runny nose or other cold symptoms, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, itching or r