High cholesterol is becoming increasingly common in the UK, however, Simvastatin is a clinically proven medication, used to help reduce high levels of "bad" cholesterol and lessen the risks it can pose on your health. Known as a 'statin' medication in the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors class of medication. It also helps to reduce the risk of heart related conditions such as stroke and angina.
You can buy Simvastatin online from HealthExpress after completing our free online consultation. This will involve a few medical questions, so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for your use. You can then receive the medication the next day (if ordered before 4pm) and same day if within London.
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Simvastatin belongs to a group of medications called statins that are specifically intended to help lower blood cholesterol levels. It works to reduce the production of LDL (low density lipoprotein), which is a dangerous type of cholesterol that poses a serious risk to your health. Taking statins can significantly lower your chances of coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis and angina. This medication has been clinically successful at treating high cholesterol, working more effectively when taken alongside beneficial changes in lifestyle and diet.
Simvastatin lowers the level of LDL cholesterol in the body, simply by preventing your liver from producing too much of it. The treatment does this by stopping the actions of an enzyme in your liver. This causes an imbalance between the concentration of LDL in your liver and your blood, as there is now less LDL in the liver cells then in your blood. This causes the liver to absorb LDL from your blood, lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Simvastatin also reduces the levels of other dangerous fats in your blood, such as triglycerides, and promotes production of HDL (high density lipoprotein), which is a 'good' type of cholesterol, is easily broken down and does not clog up the arteries.
Using Simvastatin tablets can provide various benefits for the user, if used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, it can effectively:
People with other conditions, such as high blood pressure, may also benefit from Simvastatin if they also suffer from high cholesterol.
Stopping smoking is a great way to raise 'good' HDL. Studies have shown that people who have quit smoking for a one-year period increased their HDL levels by approximately 2.4mg per mg/dl, whereas the HDL levels in the group who continued smoking remained roughly the same.
Further studies have shown that a 1mg/dl rise in HDL lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.
Just 30 minutes of moderate-heavy exercise per day can help you increase the effects of Simvastatin. Advised activities include walking, jogging and cycling. Day-to-day activities, such as gardening, also count towards your exercise quota.
If you stick to a diet that is low in saturated fats, this will help you lower LDL levels. These foods include vegetables, fruits and oats.
Simvastatin is available for men or women over the age of 18, who are diagnosed with high cholesterol levels or are at a health risk of developing CHD as a result of high cholesterol levels. When looking to use Simvastatin for the first time, you should use the following steps as a guideline. Depending on the dosage suggested by your doctor
Simvastatin high cholesterol tablets are available to buy online in the following doses: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg or 80mg. Which one you should use will depend on your condition and your doctor's instructions; however, you will normally begin on the 10 or 20mg dosage to establish how well the treatment works and how your body reacts to the medication.
40 or 80mg are often restricted to those who have found minimal positive effects from the previous dosages and who have also not shown any adverse side effects (in particular muscle toxicity) having used a higher dosage for more than 12 months.
It is advised to discuss first with your doctor whether it is suitable to increase your dosage of the treatment and you should never increase your dosage without your GP's consent.
All the dosages available with this drug have been formulated by the manufacturer to maintain efficacy whilst simultaneously reducing potential side effects.
Simvastatin doesn't normally cause side effects and in the rare instances that it does, they are usually mild and short lived.
The most common side effects affect between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10,000 people and they include:
Side effects that are less commonly reported with Simvastatin include:
If you experience any muscle pains, weakness, cramps or tenderness when taking Simvastatin you should contact your doctor immediately.
Some studies have pointed towards a correlation between taking statins and low levels of testosterone. This can lead to some speculation surrounding Simvastatin and impotence or male sexual dysfunction. There is a possibility of statins affecting hormone production, but a study has shown that statins have no significant effect on the hormone production of either male or female users in the long term. Due to the conflicting reports surrounding the issue though, men who suffer from erectile problems after taking Simvastatin may wish to talk to their GP about getting their testosterone levels checked.
The patients that will most benefit from Simvastatin include those with one or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension, even if cholesterol levels are not especially high. You may not be prescribed this medication to buy for a few reasons, these include:
We can only offer this medication to patients who have already been diagnosed with high cholesterol and have been recommended Simvastatin as a course of treatment. If you think you may have high cholesterol, but are not certain, we strongly recommend that you speak to your doctor.
Statins such as this can also react negatively to grapefruit, so it is strongly advised to avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit while taking Simvastatin.
Amlodipine may slow down how quickly your liver processes simvastatin. The maximum dose of Simvastatin recommended to take with Amlodipine is 20mg. They are often co-prescribed as a 40mg total dosage.
There aren't any known interactions between alcohol and Simvastatin. Whilst moderate alcohol usage is unlikely to cause any problems, anyone with alcohol dependency should talk to their doctor before using Simvastatin as they may not be suitable for this medication.
For further information about the potential adverse effects, as well as the precautions and interactions of Simvastatin oral tablets, please refer to the helpful patient leaflet, which is included alongside your medication. It is also available for download towards the bottom of this page.
You can buy Simvastatin oral medication here at HealthExpress if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and have been recommended this treatment by a doctor. During our hassle-free online consultation, you will be asked a few questions regarding your health and current medical condition, so that one of our UK doctors can make sure that this medication is suitable for you to order online. Once approved, your prescription will be filled and you order will dispatched free of charge from our pharmacy by a registered pharmacist and should arrive the very next day. If you live in London and order before 4pm, you can receive your medication today.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact our helpful patient support team.