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Lescol

fluvastatin
Fluvastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Fluvastatin is used to slow the build-up of plaque (fatty deposits) in your blood vessels. Fluvastatin is also used to lower the risk of heart complications in certain people with coronary heart disease. Fluvastatin is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Fluvastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
fluvastatin
DRUG TYPE
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take fluvastatin if you have liver disease, or if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with fluvastatin. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Lescol capsule 40 mg
Lescol XL tablet, extended release 80 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Fluvastatin Sodium capsule 20 mg40 mg
tablet, extended release 80 mg

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