A member asked:

Is it safe to take lescol (fluvastatin) while pregnant?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Megan Bird answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ideally No: Lescol (fluvastatin) is used for high cholesterol. There have been reports of fetal abnormalities and it isn't recommended. Ideally we can get you off of Lescol (fluvastatin) before your pregnancy. Talk to your doctor right away if you are takiing Lescol (fluvastatin) and think you are pregnant.

Answered 6/27/2014


Dr. John Szawaluk answered

Specializes in Cardiology

No : It is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Answered 4/7/2013


Dr. James Underberg answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine Clinical Lipidology

Not safe: Lescol (fluvastatin) is a statin, and these are listed as pregnancy category x, reported to cause limb deformities , especially if taken during the first trimester. In rare cases, for patients with severe genetic lipid disorders ( hypertriglyceridemia of pregnancy) medications may be used late in pregnancy (third trimester) but in general , statins should be avoided , red rice yeast also!

Answered 6/27/2014



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