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Cholesterol Management

Simvastatin 12 week repeat prescription service

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Cholesterol Management - Simvastatin

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How can Anytime Pharmacy help me?

We provide this regulated, specialist service for patients who wish to obtain a 12 week repeat prescription without the need to see a doctor face to face.

High levels of cholesterol lead to fatty deposits that can cause your arteries to narrow (atherosclerosis) and restrict blood flow to the heart. This is what causes cardiovascular disease. Within the UK cardiovascular disease is the single most common cause of death. You can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease with a combination of lifestyle changes and medicines such asstatins. Statins work by blocking an enzyme needed for cholesterol production.

All services provided by Anytime Pharmacy are safe, fast and confidential (we do not inform your GP). You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of lengthy doctor waiting rooms.

Choose same day click and collect from your local participating pharmacy. The benefit of collecting from your local pharmacy is that you can go to the pharmacy at a time that suits you, it's faster than a mail order delivery and no-one has to wait at home to sign for your medicine.

How does the Anytime Pharmacy service work?

Step 1:             Register online and complete the free online medical questionnaire consultation. A doctor will review your questionnaire and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. You do not pay for your doctor consultation.
Step 2: If you are approved for treatment you will be sent a text message asking you to log back into your secure patient record. You can pay for your cholesterol management medicine using a debit or credit card.
Step 3: You will be sent a FREE SMS (text message) when a doctor has sent your prescription to your nominated pharmacy. We advise you to call your nominated pharmacy to check your prescription is ready, then collect your medicine.

Why are no prices shown for Anytime Pharmacy treatment services?

Under current UK advertising law we cannot show you prescription-only-medicine (POM) prices prior to a medical consultation with a registered doctor. Once your doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your registration and medical consultation is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment.

All of our prices are fully inclusive, and so for prescription medicines the prices include the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, and dispensing of the medicine itself. There are no hidden extras.

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How does this cholesterol management service work?

You can be prescribed a medicine called simvastatin. Simvastatin is a statin and is a prescription-only oral tablet which reduces the production of cholesterol by the liver. Simvastatin is used to lower cholesterol in people who have high levels either due to genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or as a result of diet and lifestyle. This helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, angina and heart attacks (coronary heart disease).

What are the potential side-effects (contraindications) of the cholesterol management tablets?

All medication can cause side effects. Your cholesterol management tablets can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or an allergic rash. It can rarely cause muscle cramps. The leaflet accompanying the treatment will list some of the rarer side-effects.

When answering your medical questionnaire for cholesterol management medicine it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before they prescribe you treatment. It is important to tell your doctor what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.

How effective is the cholesterol management medicine?

When combined with a low cholesterol diet, simvastatin is effective at reducing cholesterol levels.

Who should not use this particular cholesterol management service?

You should not request this treatment service if you are allergic to simvastatin, if you suffer from liver disease, liver problems or have a severely decreased kidney function.

This service is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Looking after your cholesterol management medicine

This treatment is for YOU only. Do not give it to others. It may not suit them.

Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stamped on the pack.

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Anytime Pharmacy
is authorised and regulated under the Health and Social Care Act 2008

Care Quality Commission

Provider ID 1-101727777