While taking Simvastatin, you should avoid drinking large quantities of alcoholic beverages because they have a tendency to increase the triglyceride levels in your blood. This can lead to a greater risk of damage to your liver. You should also avoid eating grapefruit and drinking grapefruit juice. Both forms of the grapefruit can cause a life-threatening interaction when combined with simvastatin. Because this medication works to lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, you should also avoid eating foods that are high in cholesterol and fat.
- Q Why is Simvastatin taken only at bedtime?
- Q Is altered taste and memory a side effect of Simvastatin?
- Q Are twitching in legs and high bp some side effects of Simvastatin?
- Q Who should take simvastatin?
- Q Can I drink grapefruit juice if I take simvastatin for high cholesterol?
- Q How long does simvastatin take to start working?