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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lesterol. Please consult your doctor.
Lesterol is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful eff... View More
Lesterol is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Lesterol does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lesterol should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lesterol may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limi... View More
Lesterol should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lesterol may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Fluva... View More
Lesterol belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty... View More
Uses of Lesterol
- High cholesterol
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Side effects of Lesterol
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle pain
How to use Lesterol
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Lesterol may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it a... View More
How Lesterol works
Lesterol is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. I... View More
What if you forget to take Lesterol?
If you miss a dose of Lesterol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your ... View More
- Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain.
- Your doctor may check your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver proble... View More
- Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes before starting treatment with this medicine. If you are diabetic, monitor your... View More
- Do not take Lescol XL 80mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Hypercholesterolemia & Mixed Dyslipidemia Adult: Initially, 20-40 mg once daily in the evening, may increase at intervals of 4 wk to max 80 mg/da... View More
Oral Hyperlipidaemias Child: Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: 10-16 yr 20 mg once daily. If necessary, may increase dose at 6-wkly interva... View More
Renal Impairment CrCl <30 mL/min: Adjust dose amount; not to exceed 40 mg/day
Acute liver disease; unexplained persistently raised serum aminotransferase concentrations; porphyria; pregnancy; lactation.
Mode of Action
Fluvastatin acts by competitively inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme for cholesterol synthesis. It reduces total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL a... View More
History of liver disease; high alcohol intake. Manage hypothyroidism adequately before starting treatment. Report unexplained muscle pain. Monitor LFTs.... View More
1-10% Headache (9%),Dyspepsia (8%),Abdominal pain (5%),Diarrhea (5%),Myalgia (5%),Fatigue (3%),Insomnia (3%),Nausea (3%),Sinusitis (3%),Bronchitis (2%)... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: X Lactation: enters breast milk; contraindicated
Bleeding and increased prothrombin time w/ coumarin anticoagulants. May increase the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis w/ HIV protease inhibitors, col... View More
Alternative brand for Lesterol
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More