Instructions for Use "Vasilip»
Medicament "Vasilip" prescribed for high cholesterol, disorders of lipid metabolism, for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.The active ingredient of the drug - simvastatin.Simvastatin reduces cholesterol in blood plasma and improves the function of the blood vessel walls.The effect of the drug occurs within two weeks of treatment.The maximum effect appears after 1-1.5 months of treatment.At a high level of cholesterol at the same time taking "Vasilip" the patient must comply with an appropriate diet.
«Vasilip" is taken once a day (in the evening), starting with a low dose of 5-10 mg.Further selection produce daily amount of the drug.Changing the dose is done once a month.The maximum amount of the preparation - 80 mg per day.This dose is usually prescribed only when a very high level of cho prescription drugs definition of the required dose and duration of treatment is determined by the doctor individually.
For the prevention of cardiovascular diseases "Vasilip" administered in a daily amount of 20-40 mg.Titration is carried out at intervals of four weeks.In patients taking concurrently with "Vasilip" preparations "Verapamil" or "Amiodarone" daily amount "Vasilip" should not be higher than 20 mg.
contraindications, special conditions of use "Vasilip»
«Vasilip" is contraindicated in liver disease in the active phase, while taking "itraconazole", "ketoconazole", "Erythromycin", "Clarithromycin"."Vasilip" not appointed during pregnancy, lactation, children and adolescents under the age of 18 years, in case of hypersensitivity to the drug.With caution is prescribed for his alcohol abuse, previously identified liver diseases, and low blood pressure, severe electrolyte imbalance, severe acute infections (sepsis). drug is prescribed with caution during treatment "Diltiazem" "cyclosporine", "fenofibrate".During the reception, "Vasilip" recommended to be excluded from the diet of grapefruit juice.
Side effects "Vasilip»
During reception "Vasilip", judging from the reviews, there may be side effects from the digestive system - nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, hepatitis, pancreatitis.On the part of the central nervous and peripheral nervous system may occur headache, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, convulsions.
possible occurrence of pruritus, rash.You may also experience: swelling of the face or extremities, flushing, arthritis, fever, shortness of breath, severe weakness, palpitations, anemia, reduced potency, acute renal failure, muscle pain, muscle cramps.