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Simvastatin is a prescription medication used to lower high cholesterol. It belongs to a group of medicines called statins and needs to be taken on a regular basis.
Simvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. HMG-CoA reductase is a liver enzyme, which is involved in the production of cholesterol. Medications such as simvastatin block the action of this enzyme, which means that less “bad” LDL cholesterol is produced. As a result, your blood cholesterol levels are lowered, which is thought to reduce dangerous complications such as stroke and heart attack. Simvastatin also reduces blood levels of other blood fats (for example a type of blood fat called triglycerides).
In addition to taking simvastatin, you must follow a low cholesterol diet. Your GP will advise you on how to plan your meals and reduce your intake of cholesterol and saturated fats.