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Is it safe to take 40mg of Simvastatin for high cholesterol levels?

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: I cant remember if i took my sivastin 20 mg. and i havent taking it for a week. i know i need to take it as, my lab results mailed to me friday are showing it is high. im just afraid to take it twice in so many hours. thank u! XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can take another pill now safely;nothing bad will happen

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

I understand your concerns.

If you do not remember to have taken the pill Simvastatin 20 mg, then, can take a pill at this moment. Even if you took your daily dose of 20 mg, if you take another one now, it will be a total of 40 mg. Nothing worrisome will happen, do not worry.

By tomorrow and afterwards try to take it regularly. You can write down the time when to take, so you won't forget.

Hope it cleared your doubts! Let me know if you have further help!
Dr.Albana
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Is it safe to take 40mg of Simvastatin for high cholesterol levels?

Brief Answer: Can take another pill now safely;nothing bad will happen Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX I understand your concerns. If you do not remember to have taken the pill Simvastatin 20 mg, then, can take a pill at this moment. Even if you took your daily dose of 20 mg, if you take another one now, it will be a total of 40 mg. Nothing worrisome will happen, do not worry. By tomorrow and afterwards try to take it regularly. You can write down the time when to take, so you won't forget. Hope it cleared your doubts! Let me know if you have further help! Dr.Albana