RxNorm Concept ID 312961

simvastatin 20 MG Oral Tablet

Semantic Concepts

RxNorm semantic concepts for the RxCUI 312961 unique identifier include: simvastatin 20 MG Oral Tablet (6364390), simvastatin 20 MG Oral Tablet (12339756), Simvastatin 20 mg oral tablet (9264655) and Product containing precisely simvastatin 20 milligram/1 each conventional release oral tablet (clinical drug) (10317181).

RxNorm Atom ID: 6364390 - Prescribable Name

simvastatin 20 MG Oral Tablet

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI312961RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI6364390Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept Descriptionsimvastatin 20 MG Oral TabletDescription of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)PSNTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NamePrescribable NameName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionSynonym of another TTY, given for clarity and for display purposes in electronic prescribing applications. Only one PSN per concept.Description of term type in source
CODE312961"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVF4096Content view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
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RxNorm Atom ID: 12339756 - Semantic Clinical Drug

simvastatin 20 MG Oral Tablet

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI312961RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI12339756Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept Descriptionsimvastatin 20 MG Oral TabletDescription of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)SCDTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NameSemantic Clinical DrugName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionIngredient + Strength + Dose FormDescription of term type in source
CODE312961"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVF4096Content view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
SourceRXNORMConcept source abbreviation
Source NameRxNorm VocabularyThe official name for a source
Source Version20AA_220906FThe source version
Source DateSeptember 06, 2022RxNorm data last updated
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RxNorm Atom 12339756 Attributes

PropertyValueExplanation
RXN AI{316673} 36567RXCUI of BOSS Active Ingredient preceded by RXCUI of SCDC responsible for value
RXN AM{316673} 36567RXCUI of BOSS Active Moiety preceded by RXCUI of SCDC responsible for value
RXN AVAILABLE STRENGTH20 MGAvailable drug strengths listed in the order of ingredients from the drug
RXN BOSS FROM{316673} AISource of BOSS as either from the active ingredient (AI) or the active moiety (AM) preceded by RXCUI of SCDC responsible for value
RXN HUMAN DRUGUSDrug available for use in Humans
RXTERM FORMTabThe RxTerm dose form name for this drug

RxNorm Atom ID: 9264655 - Designated preferred name

Simvastatin 20 mg oral tablet

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI312961RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI9264655Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept DescriptionSimvastatin 20 mg oral tabletDescription of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)PTTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NameDesignated preferred nameName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionDescription of term type in source
CODE319997009"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVFContent view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
SourceSNOMEDCT_USConcept source abbreviation
Source NameUS Edition of SNOMED CTThe official name for a source
Source Version2022_07_31The source version
Source DateSeptember 06, 2022RxNorm data last updated
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Source Short NameUS Edition of SNOMED CTThe short name of a source as used by the NLM Knowledge Source Server

RxNorm Atom ID: 10317181 - Full form of descriptor

Product containing precisely simvastatin 20 milligram/1 each conventional release oral tablet (clinical drug)

Field NameField ValueField Description
RXCUI312961RxNorm Unique Identifier for a concept (Concept ID)
LATENGLanguage of the Term
RXAUI10317181Unique identifier for the atom (RxNorm Atom ID)
Concept DescriptionProduct containing precisely simvastatin 20 milligram/1 each conventional release oral tablet (clinical drug)Description of concept identifier
Term Type (TTY)FNTerm type in source with name and description
Term Type NameFull form of descriptorName of term type in source
Term Type DescriptionDescription of term type in source
CODE319997009"Most useful" source asserted identifier. If the source vocabulary has more than one identifier, or a RxNorm-generated source entry identifier. (if the source vocabulary has none.)
Suppress FlagNSuppressible flag. Values = N, O, Y, or E. N - not suppressible. O - Specific individual names (atoms) set as Obsolete because the name is no longer provided by the original source. Y - Suppressed by RxNorm editor. E - unquantified, non-prescribable drug with related quantified, prescribable drugs. NLM strongly recommends that users not alter editor-assigned suppressibility.
CVFContent view flag. RxNorm includes one value, '4096', to denote inclusion in the Current Prescribable Content subset. All rows with CVF='4096' can be found in the subset.
SourceSNOMEDCT_USConcept source abbreviation
Source NameUS Edition of SNOMED CTThe official name for a source
Source Version2022_07_31The source version
Source DateSeptember 06, 2022RxNorm data last updated
Source License ContactNational Library Of Medicine
NLM is a Charter Member of SNOMED International on behalf of the U.S.
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Information for Patients

Simvastatin

Simvastatin is used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Simvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (''bad cholesterol'') and triglycerides in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (''good cholesterol'') in the blood. Simvastatin may also be used to decrease the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood in children and teenagers 10 to 17 years of age who have familial heterozygous hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition in which cholesterol cannot be removed from the body normally). Simvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats with simvastatin has been shown to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.
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Statins

Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries and narrow or even block them.

If diet and exercise don't reduce your cholesterol levels, you may need to take cholesterol medicine. Often, this medicine is a statin. Statins interfere with the production of cholesterol in your liver. They lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. This can slow the formation of plaques in your arteries.

Statins are relatively safe for most people. But they are not recommended for pregnant patients or those with active or chronic liver disease. They can also cause serious muscle problems. Some statins also interact adversely with other drugs. You may have fewer side effects with one statin drug than another.

Researchers are also studying the use of statins for other conditions.

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