Zimcor 40 (Simvastatin)

Used to reduce low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, lipopretein band triglycerides and to increase high-density cholesterol in the treatment of hyperlipidaemias. Also used as adjunct treatment in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia and is given prophylactically to hypercholesterolaemic patients with ischaemic heart disease.

  • Dosage and Administration

    For patients with ischaemic heart disease - Adults: Initial dose of 20mg (1/2 tablet) in the evening. Dosage may be adjusted at intervals of not less than 4 weeks up to a maximum of 80mg (2 tablets) once daily in the evening.

    For patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterilaemia - Adults: 40mg(1 tablet) once daily in the evening or 80mg daily in three divided doses:20mg, 20mg and 40mg (1 tablet) in the evening.

    For patients taking ciclosporin, fibric acid derivatives or nicotinic acid - Adults: maximum dose of 10mg (1/4 tablet) daily. or as prescribed by a physician.


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