Simvastatin is a prescription medication used
to treat high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and disease of the heart and blood vessels.
Simvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins.
It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body. This should decrease the amount
of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the
heart, brain, and other parts of the body. This medication comes in tablet form and is
usually taken once daily at bedtime, with or without food. Common side effects of simvastatin
include muscle and joint soreness, nausea, and constipation. Always take this medication
only as prescribed. Keep up to date with medication information by following RxWiki on your favorite
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