Simvastin is a common misspelling of simvastatin.
What is simvastatin (simvastin)?
Simvastatin (simvastin) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.
Simvastatin (simvastin) lowers high cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Simvastatin (simvastin) also increases high-density lipoprotein ("good") cholesterol levels. It is used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death due to coronary heart disease.
In people with high cholesterol and heart disease, simvastatin (simvastin) reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, and "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack) and can stave off the need for bypass surgery or angioplasty to clear clogged arteries. Simvastatin (simvastin) can also reduce these risks in people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and a history of stroke.
Simvastatin (simvastin) is usually prescribed only if diet, exercise, and weight-loss fail to bring your cholesterol level under control. It's important to remember that it is a supplement to, not a substitute for those other measures.
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