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How does Simvastatin work?

LDL is the type of cholesterol that can lead to complications. Simvastatin works to inhibit the action of an enzyme known as MMG-CoA, which controls the production of cholesterol in the liver. As well as lowering production, Simvastatin helps with the absorption of LDL in the liver, which means that a lower quantity of cholesterol is able to sit in the arteries.

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is another type of cholesterol that is not damaging to the body; in fact it is crucial to the production of certain hormones. Simvastatin helps to increase its levels.

How do you take Simvastatin?

It is available to buy from 121doc in four doses: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg. The dose you are prescribed will depend on the severity of your condition, although patients usually begin the treatment by taking a lower dosage. The medication should be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, which include lowering the amount of saturated fat in your diet and increasing your exercise. The most effective way to use it is taking one dose in the evening before you go to bed, as that is when the body usually produces the most cholesterol.

Who can take Simvastatin?

It is often prescribed to people who present high levels of LDL that cannot be lowered through lifestyle changes alone. It is also prescribed to patients who are at risk of cardiovascular disease due to hypertension or diabetes.

Some people may not be able to safely take Simvastatin, which is why it is important to mention any existing medical conditions or current medication to your doctor during a consultation. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding will not be able to take it and other people for whom it may not be suitable are those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver problems.

Simvastatin side effects

People taking Simvastatin are at risk of experiencing some side effects. However, the symptoms are usually mild and temporary and can include muscle pain, nausea, headaches or cold-like symptoms. If you experience more serious side effects for prolonged periods of time you should consult your doctor as there may be a different form of medication that is more appropriate for you.

Can you buy Simvastatin online?

Yes, it is available to buy online from 121doc. As this is a prescription medication, you will need to complete a free online consultation that will allow a medical professional to ensure the medication is safe and effective for you to use. Once you have been issued a prescription, we will dispatch your medication using a free overnight delivery service so that it reaches you the next day.

For more information about the treatments and symptoms of high cholesterol, visit the high cholesterol treatment page.

FAQs

What is included in the online consultation?
Will a doctor review my consultation?
What happens after I submit my order?
Is the price all-inclusive?
Can I place more than one order at a time?
What are my delivery options?
Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?
How do I know which treatment is best for me?
Is this service discreet?
What is included in the online consultation?

Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.

All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.

Will a doctor review my consultation?

It is a legal and medical requirement that a doctor first reviews all completed consultations. We have a team of in-house doctors and specialists who will ensure your selected treatment is safe for your use. All information is stored securely and confidentially.

Please note, we do not guarantee that our doctors will approve treatment.

What happens after I submit my order?

Your consultation will be sent directly to our medical team, where it will be reviewed by one of our doctors.

If your chosen treatment is deemed suitable for your use, they will issue a prescription. Your prescription is then forwarded to our pharmacy, where your medication will be dispensed and dispatched for courier delivery.

Is the price all-inclusive?

Yes. All 121doc orders include a medical consultation, a prescription and next-day delivery. There are no additional costs. We believe in providing a safe and easy-to-use service.

Can I place more than one order at a time?

Yes. However, certain medications may negatively interact with each other. Our doctors may not approve your order on this basis.

You can place multiple items in one basket, and complete a consultation for all.

If you wish to place a second order for a different medication, you will have to complete a separate consultation.

What are my delivery options?

We offer several delivery options:

  • Next-day delivery
  • UPS Access Point - convenient parcel drop-off and collection near your home or work address
  • Nominated-day delivery - choose the most convenient day for delivery

All these options can be tracked and require a signature on delivery. If you are not available, a friend or relative can sign in your place.

None of these options will incur an additional charge.

Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?

To ensure you are purchasing from a reputable company, you should look to see their country’s regulatory bodies verify them.

In the UK, this is the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Certificates can be viewed here.

How do I know which treatment is best for me?

Some treatments also offer the 'Advise Me' function. You will be asked questions about your lifestyle and needs, plus medical questions. You will then be presented with the advice of our doctors.

Is this service discreet?

Our patients’ privacy is of utmost importance. All your medical information is securely stored and only viewed by our doctors. We do not share your details with third-parties. We are also regularly inspected by various UK regulatory agencies, such as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

All orders will only show on invoices, bank statements, etc. as ‘HHC Ltd’.

Dr. Sarah Donald Medical review by Dr. Sarah Donald Last review 29 November 2020

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Conditions:

Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.

Treatments:

If you know what you want, the quickest way to find a specific medication is to use the search bar here.

Ordering:

Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.

The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.

All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.

Help:

If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.

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Review:

As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.

Questions:

If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.

Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).

Pharmacy:

Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.

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All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.

Location:

We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.

With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).

Discrete:

All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.

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Repeat:

With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.

The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.

Subscribe:

There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.

You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.

Save:

There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!

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