Bestatin 20 mg
- Brand: Berlin Pharm
- Product Code: BL_BST20
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Simvastatin. For the sake of simplicity, there are two sorts of cholesterol; a 'bad' sort called low density lipoprotein (LDL) and a 'good' sort called high density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is deposited in the arteries and increases the risk of heart disease by clogging and narrowing the arteries (atherosclerosis), while HDL actually protects the arteries against this.
Simvastatin works by reducing the production of LDL cholesterol by the liver. This has a knock-on effect of making the liver cells take up LDL cholesterol from the blood. Simvastatin also causes a small decrease in the production of other 'bad fats' in the blood called triglycerides, and a small increase in the level of HDL cholesterol. The overall result is lowered levels of 'bad fats' and raised levels of 'good fats' in the blood.
What is it used for?
Simvastatin lowers high levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and other 'bad fats' (called triglycerides and apolipoprotein B) in the blood.
Simvastatin is used for adults and children over 10 years who have high cholesterol levels either due to genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or as a result of diet and lifestyle (primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed hyperlipidaemia). Simvastatin is used when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes such as increased exercise have not reduced cholesterol enough. It helps to reduce the risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and the problems this can cause - described below.
Simvastatin helps prevent cardiovascular events such as angina, heart attacks, strokes or needing heart bypass surgery, in people who have already had a stroke or heart attack, or who suffer from angina or diabetes. Simvastatin can be used for this purpose even if your cholesterol levels are normal.
In these situations simvastatin slows down hardening of the arteries, regardless of your cholesterol level. It reduces the risk of needing procedures to improve blood supply to the heart, such as a balloon dilation of an artery or a heart bypass graft. It also reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease.