Fluvastatin Sodium

( Generic Lescol )

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Fluvastatin Sodium

Drug Info for fluvastatin sodium

Fluvastatin 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. Fluvastatin 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. Fluvastatin 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). Fluvastatin 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 fluvastatin has been shown to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.

  • Lescol XL

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Take the capsule at the same time every evening. If you take this medicine twice a day, take it at the same time every morning and every evening. You may take the extended-release tablet at any time of the day.

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Do not open the capsule before you take it.

Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about diet and exercise. This medicine is part of a complete plan for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to fluvastatin. Do not use this medicine if you have active liver disease or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease, diabetes, muscle pain or weakness, or an underactive thyroid. Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or if you drink alcohol regularly.

Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. These could be symptoms of a serious muscle problem called myopathy.

Check with your doctor right away if you have dark-colored urine, fever, muscle cramps or spasms, muscle pain or stiffness, or unusual tiredness or weakness. These could be symptoms of a serious muscle problem called rhabdomyolysis, which can cause kidney problems.

Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you use this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine if you have major surgery, a major injury, or you develop other serious health problems.

Make sure your doctor knows if you also use cimetidine (Tagamet®), colchicine (Colcrys®), cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®), diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), erythromycin (Ery-Tab®), glyburide (Diabeta®, Micronase®), niacin (Vitamin B3), phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampicin (Rifadin®, Rimactane®), or spironolactone (Aldactone®). Tell your doctor if you also use a blood thinner (such as warfarin, Coumadin®, Jantoven®), medicine to treat a fungus infection (such as fluconazole, ketoconazole, Diflucan®, Nizoral®), or other medicine for lowering cholesterol (such as fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, Lopid®, Tricor®).

Tell your doctor if you usually drink more than 2 glasses of alcohol per day.

Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. These could be symptoms of a serious muscle problem called myopathy.

Check with your doctor right away if you have dark-colored urine, fever, muscle cramps or spasms, muscle pain or stiffness, or unusual tiredness or weakness. These could be symptoms of a serious muscle problem called rhabdomyolysis, which can cause kidney problems.

Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you use this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine if you have major surgery, a major injury, or you develop other serious health problems.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach, yellow skin or eyes
  • Fever
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Headache
  • Confusion or problems with memory
  • Mild nausea, upset stomach