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

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
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.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
No : It is contraindicated in pregnancy.
Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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!

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