Simvastatin 20mg Tablets

This medicine contains simvastatin which belongs to a group of drugs known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. These are used to reduce the amount of cholesterol and fatty substances called triglycerides in your blood. Cholesterol is vital to the normal functioning of the body, but if levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream get too high it can be deposited on the walls of the arteries, where it builds up eventually leading to the blocking of the blood vessel. Only a small amount of cholesterol comes from our diet. Nearly all of the cholesterol in our bodies is made by our own livers and is produced mostly at night.

If you have had a blood test which shows that you have too much fat (including cholesterol) in your blood, this medicine should lower these levels which will reduce the risk of developing heart disease. If you have coronary heart disease, simvastatin will lessen the risk of heart attack or of needing heart surgery.

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Therapeutic indications for Simvastatin 20mg Tablets


Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) as an adjunct to diet and other lipid-lowering treatments (e.g. LDL apheresis) or if such treatments are not appropriate.

Cardiovascular prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with manifest atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus, with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors and other cardioprotective therapy (see section 5.1).

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