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About the drug:
Fluvastatin is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Lescol tablets. Fluvastatin belongs to a group of medicines called as statins. It is used to lower the bad cholesterol and fats like low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides and raise good cholesterol that is high density lipoprotein (HDL) and thus reduces the amount of cholesterol level and helps in reducing the risk of a heart attack.
Uses of the drug:
Fluvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.
Working of the drug:
Fluvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. This medication works by blocking an enzyme needed to make cholesterol in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase). The result is that less cholesterol is made and levels of cholesterol in the blood are decreased.
Lescolis manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceutical, United Kingdom. This drug is available on our website under various different pack sizes. To buy Lescol 80 mg tablets online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of Tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Lescol – 80 mg tablet
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Fluvastatinor any other ingredient of the medicine
- Have any active Liver disease
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
- Are breastfeeding woman
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have any liver problems
- Have any kidney problem
- Have had strokes or heart attacks
- Have any bleeding problem or blood disorder
- Have recently suffered from excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your weight, age, your medical history and your response to the treatment. Therefore, the correct dose will be decided by your doctor. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two tablets at one time to double the dose.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken daily with food or without food as prescribed by your doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Take this drug exactly as your doctor prescribed to you. Do not break or chew the tablet.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you complete the prescription. Do not stop taking the dose even if you feel better and cured. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, call your doctor immediately, or get emergency medical attention.
If you miss a dose of Fluvastatin, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the next dose time is near. Taking multiple doses almost at the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be poisonous and dangerous.
Side effects of the drug:
Vomiting, dizziness, headache, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, low blood pressure, increased in the blood urea, hives and rash are the common side effects of Fluvastatin. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or the condition become uncontrolled, contact your doctor immediately.
Fluvastatinmay rarely cause serious side effects such as shortness of breath, sudden and severe leg or foot pain, very rapid and irregular heartbeat, brain stroke, inflammation of the liver, reduced number of red blood cells (anemia), reduced number of platelets, sudden headache, easy bruising or bleeding, dark urine, jaundice, little or no urination, pain in the stomach, back or joints, lightheadedness, numbness or muscle weakness.
Common drug interactions:
You must let your doctor know about your medical history in advance and always take the list of all medications with you, which you may be using, especially these ones: furosemide, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, etoricoxib, other blood pressure lowering medicines it may cause additional reduction in the blood pressure, captopril, Ketoconazole, Barbiturates, Oral contraceptives, Rifampicin, Sucralfate, Cholestyramine, Vitamin K, and Warfarin. However, this is not a complete information as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with the doctor
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have similar symptoms as you are having
- In case you do not feel better and cured after completing the medication, then consult your doctor immediately
- Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it
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