Lescol XL(Fluvastatin Sodium XL)
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Lescol XL Drug Information
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Lescol XL Overview
Fluvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower bad cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help Lescol XL work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.
How to Use Lescol XL
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking fluvastatin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Lescol XL by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. Dosage of Lescol XL is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you also take certain other drugs to lower your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), take fluvastatin at least 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after taking these medications. These products can react with fluvastatin, preventing its full absorption. Take Lescol XL regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking Lescol XL even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick. It is very important to continue to follow your doctor's advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of Lescol XL.
Lescol XL Precautions
Before taking fluvastatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Lescol XL may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Lescol XL, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, kidney disease, alcohol use. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Limit alcoholic beverages. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with fluvastatin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially muscle problems. Lescol XL must not be used during pregnancy. Fluvastatin may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking Lescol XL. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while taking Lescol XL. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Lescol XL passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while using Lescol XL is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Lescol XL Misdose
If you miss a dose of Lescol XL, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Lescol XL Interactions
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.colchicine, daptomycin, gemfibrozil, phenytoin. Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking fluvastatin because some red yeast rice products may also contain a statin called lovastatin. Taking fluvastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems.
Lescol XL Side Effects
What are Lescol XL side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Lescol XL may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Lescol XL as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Lescol XL
The side effects of Lescol XL may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Lescol XL. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Lescol XL may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Lescol XL, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Lescol XL.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Lescol XL, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Lescol XL and the side effects associated with Lescol XL are described in the following:
Common Lescol XL Side Effects
- upper respiratory infection
- skin rash
- headache disorder
- acute abdominal pain
Less Frequent Lescol XL Side Effects
- atrial fibrillation
- back pain
- flu-like symptoms
Rare or Very Rare Lescol XL Side Effects
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- hepatic failure
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- urinary tract infection
- erythema multiforme
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- lupus-like syndrome
- chest pain
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- interstitial lung disease
- immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy
- hemolytic anemia
- hepatic necrosis
- bullous dermatitis
- polymyalgia rheumatica
- diabetes mellitus
- symptoms of anxiety
- libido changes
- peripheral neuropathy
- blurred vision
- erectile dysfunction
- pruritus of skin
- memory impairment
- general weakness
- skin photosensitivity
- acute confusion
- dry skin
- skin nodules
- increased urinary frequency
- muscle spasm
- muscle weakness
- facial palsy
Lescol XL Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Lescol XL when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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