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

6.2k views

Thank
Dr. John Szawaluk answered

Specializes in Cardiology

No : It is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Answered 4/7/2013

5.6k views

Thank
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

5.2k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Is lescol stronger than lipitor, (atorvastatin) crestor?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Please describe the medication: fluvastatin?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Is citro soda safe to take during pregnancy?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Is camu-camu powder safe to take during pregnancy?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...