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Simcard 80 MG Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsSimvastatin
Description
Simcard 80 MG Tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It is used in the treatment of Hyperlipidaemia (high levels of blood cholesterol and fats). It is also used to reduce the risk of heart-related complications in people with heart disease, diabetes, or other risk factors. This medicine works by reducing the level of bad cholesterol and fats and increasing the level of good cholesterol in the blood. Simcard 80 MG Tablet shows side effects like runny nose, sneezing, diarrhoea, headache, and muscle pain. These side effects subside on their own as your body starts adapting to this medicine. However, consult your doctor if these side effects persist or become worse. Simcard 80 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition. Simcard 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have pre-existing liver conditions. Inform your doctor about all your current medications to avoid any undesired effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Simcard 80 MG Tablet

  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dark colored urine
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Skin rash

Uses of Simcard 80 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Simcard 80 MG Tablet to show its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Simcard 80 MG Tablet remains active in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Simcard 80 MG Tablet, as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Simcard 80 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Simcard 80 MG Tablet is highly unsafe during pregnancy as it can harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Due to the lack of relevant safety information, Simcard 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Simcard 80 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Severe liver disease

Simcard 80 MG Tablet is broken down in the liver. Hence, Simcard 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have an active liver problem, as it may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in the liver and increase the risk of liver damage. Thus, it may further worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Simcard 80 MG Tablet is highly unsafe during pregnancy as it can harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Due to the lack of relevant safety information, Simcard 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Cognitive impairment

Cognitive impairment is a condition in which you experience a decline in mental abilities such as memory and thinking skills. Simcard 80 MG Tablet may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have cognitive impairment.

Increases blood sugar levels

Simcard 80 MG Tablet may increase blood sugar levels. Hence, it should be used with caution if you have diabetes (high blood sugar levels). Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Use in children

Simcard 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children less than 10 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Simcard 80 MG Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor if you suspect an overdose with Simcard 80 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Simcard 80 MG Tablet, as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Ciprofloxacin

Cyclosporine

Colchicine

Disease interactions

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition that causes the breakdown of muscle tissues. The damaged muscle fibres enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney failure. Simcard 80 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may further worsen your condition. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms like muscle pain, weakness, fever, dark/reddish urine, etc. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor the creatine phosphokinase levels (high levels of this enzyme indicate muscle injury) during treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with Simcard 80 MG Tablet, as it can increase the blood levels of this medicine and increase the risk of undesired effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Simcard 80 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet in your mouth. Swallow as a whole with a sufficient amount of water. Avoid taking more or less than the recommended dose Do not discontinue Simcard 80 MG Tablet without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition. Simcard 80 MG Tablet may increase your risk of muscle damage. Hence, consult your doctor if you experience unusual muscle pain or tenderness, particularly if accompanied by fever. Eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly to get maximum benefits from the treatment. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Simcard 80 MG Tablet works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in your body and effectively reduces blood cholesterol levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Statins

Schedule

Schedule H

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