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Eucor tablet 10 mg 10's

Eucor tablet contains Simvastatin | belongs to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s

  • Dizziness severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Dark colored urine severe
  • Muscle or joint pain severe
  • Sweating severe
  • Headache severe
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Skin Rash

Uses of Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidemia

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s is used to treat Hyperlipidemia, which is a condition characterized by high levels of lipids in the blood.

  • Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia which is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels.

  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s is used to reduce the incidence of heart attacks by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known history of allergy to it.

  • Impaired Liver function

    Avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from a liver disease or if there is any abnormality in the liver function tests.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Cognitive impairment

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s can cause forgetfulness, memory loss and confusion. These side effects are reversible once the medicine is stopped.

  • Increases blood sugar levels

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s may increase the blood glucose levels. Monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary while you are on this medicine.

  • Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s may increase the risk of Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis which is a muscular disease. The risk of causing Myopathy is higher in the elderly population, and hence it should be used with caution.

  • Alcohol consumption

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s should be used with caution in patients who consume large quantities of alcohol and/or have a history of the chronic liver disease.

  • Pediatric use

    The safety and efficacy of Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s have not been established in the children less than 10 years of age.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Carbamazepine moderate
  • Ciprofloxacin moderate
  • Cyclosporine severe
  • Colchicine severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s should not be used in the patients with liver injury. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the severity of the liver injury. Discontinue the treatment if symptoms worsen.

  • severe

    Any symptoms of muscle pain, tenderness or weakness should be reported to the doctor. Inform the doctor if you have any history of muscle disorder.

  • moderate

    Before taking this medicine, inform the doctor if you are suffering from diabetes. Regular blood glucose tests are to be made and appropriate diet should be maintained.

Food interactions
  • Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended when the patient is on Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s. Any symptoms of tenderness, weakness, dark colored urine should be reported to the doctor. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests are to be made.

General Instructions

Take Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s with or without food at evening time. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s

Constipation, flatulence, headache, asthaenia, nausea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain diarrhoea, rash, alopecia, dizziness, muscle cramps, myalgia, pancreatitis, paraesthesia, peripheral neuropathy, anaemia, hepatitis, jaundice. Rarely, rhabdomyolysis, myopathy; measure creatine phosphokinase levels; withdraw therapy if markedly raised. Reports of immune-mediated necrotising myopathy.

What is the dose of Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s

Adults: Hyperlipidaemia: Initially 10 mg at night adjusting at minimum 4 wk intervals according to response. Usual range 10-80 mg daily a single dose at night.
CHD: Initially 20 mg at night adjusting at minimum 4 wk intervals according to response. Usual range 80 mg daily a single dose at night.
Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: 40 mg at night or 80 mg daily in three divided doses.
Children: Under 5 yr, not recommended. Hyperlipidaemia including familial hypercholesterolaemia: 5-10 yr, initially 10 mg at night increased, if necessary, at intervals of at least 4 wk to max 20 mg at night; 10-18 yr, initially 10 mg at night increased, if necessary, at intervals of at least 4 wk to max 40 mg at night.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Eucor tablet 10 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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