Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
level of 258 is high and your doctor has indeed advised you to take it for a reason. Also, since you also have other risk factors like high BP
, it is important to keep your cholesterol levels under control. Moreover, 20mg of Simvastatin
is not a high dose. So, please follow the advise of your doctor.
Even if your cholesterol levels come down after taking medication, please don't stop the medication on your own, but follow-up with your doctor for further advise. Healthy dietary habits and regular physical exercise are also important, in addition to the medication.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist