Lescol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce elevated cholesterol, slow the progress of atherosclerosis, and lower the risk for coronary artery bypass in people with congenital heart defects. Lescol is an adjunctive therapy to a low-fat diet. Lescol is also known by its drug name, Fluvastatin.
Lescol is a statin. Statins are believed to work by stopping the body from producing cholesterol and promoting the reabsorption of existing cholesterol.
How do I take it?
Lescol is generally taken once or twice daily.
Lescol comes in tablet and capsule forms.
Side effectsread more
The FDA-approved label for Lescol lists common side effects including headache, muscle pain, nausea, stomach upset, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lescol include myopathy and rhabdomyolysis, which are types of muscle damage.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to statins during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Lescol prescribing information (PDF) – Novartis
Statins – MedlinePlus
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