Fluvas 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 s... View More
Uses of Fluvas
Side effects of Fluvas
How to use Fluvas
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Fluvas may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at ... View More
How Fluvas works
Fluvas is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It ... View More
What if you forget to take Fluvas?
If you miss a dose of Fluvas, 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 re... View More
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