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Lescol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- What are the possible side effects of fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- How should I take fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lescol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lescol)?
- What should I avoid while taking fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- What other drugs will affect fluvastatin (Lescol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lescol)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 12 hours away. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lescol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking fluvastatin (Lescol)?
If you also take cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid), avoid taking them within 2 hours before you take fluvastatin.
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Fluvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with fluvastatin and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect fluvastatin (Lescol)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase);
- omeprazole (Prilosec);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- ranitidine (Zantac);
- spironolactone (Aldactone, Aldactazide);
- any other "statin" medication such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with fluvastatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fluvastatin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Lescol Side Effects Center
- Lescol Overview including Precautions
- Lescol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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