Lescol

(fluvastatin)

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Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides while raising good cholesterol.

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Lescol (fluvastatin) works well to lower cholesterol and has a lower risk of muscle problems than other statins.

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Quick facts about Lescol
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluvastatin)

Upsides

  • A generic option is available.
  • You only need to take Lescol (fluvastatin) once or twice a day.
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) is less likely to cause muscle problems than other statins.
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) is the statin of choice for people with severe kidney problems.
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Downsides

  • Lescol (fluvastatin) is not as effective at lowering triglycerides as some other statins.
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) can increase the risk of bleeding if you're on a blood thinner called Coumadin (warfarin).
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) can interact with other medications.
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How it works

Lescol (fluvastatin) is a statin, a type of medication that lowers cholesterol. It helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Quick facts about Lescol
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluvastatin)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
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What to expect when you take Lescol (fluvastatin) for High cholesterol and triglycerides

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  • Possible side effects
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Sinus infection
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Side effect rates for Lescol (fluvastatin)

From 1872 clinical trials of Lescol when taken for hypercholesterolemia/ mixed dyslipidemia
  • Flu-like symptoms
    7%7%
    6%6%
  • Headache
    5%5%
    8%8%
  • Muscle pain
    4%4%
    5%5%
  • Sinus infection
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Indigestion
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Abdominal pain
    4%4%
    4%4%
  • Accidental trauma
    4%4%
    5%5%
  • Joint problems
    3%3%
  • Inflammation of the airways
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Diarrhea
    3%3%
    4%4%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Gassy feeling
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Urinary tract infection
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Fatigue
    2%2%
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Lescol (fluvastatin)

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  • Lescol (fluvastatin) can raise blood sugar levels. Your doctor may monitor this by doing blood work. If you're taking diabetes medication, your doctor may make some adjustments to your Lescol (fluvastatin).

Pharmacist Q&A

Lescol (fluvastatin) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats high lipid levels in adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 10-16, who have had their menstrual period for at least one year.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats high lipid levels in adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 10-16, who have had their menstrual period for at least one year.

Common concerns from people taking Lescol (fluvastatin)

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Interactions
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) can interact with other medications.
Kidneys and liver
  • Some people on Lescol (fluvastatin) have reported muscle pain, which can lead to muscle and kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're older and taking higher doses of Lescol (fluvastatin). If you suddenly feel muscle pain or weakness but you haven't been exercising, stop taking Lescol (fluvastatin) and talk to your doctor right away.
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) is the statin of choice for people with severe kidney problems.