SIMVASTATIN (SIM va stat in) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or ‘statin’. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart or blood vessel disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -confusion -dark urine -fever -joint pain -loss of memory -muscle cramps, pain -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine -unusually weak or tired -yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -constipation -heartburn -stomach gas, pain, upset