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Please describe the medication: fluvastatin?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Lowers cholesterol: Fluvastatin is in the class of medications called "statins". It's brand name is lescol (fluvastatin). It is one of the older members of the class. It is primarily used to reduce cholesterol production by the body. Other common medications in this class include Lipitor (atorvastatin), zocor (simvastatin), and Crestor (rosuvastatin).
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Statin Medication: Fluvastatin is the generic name for lescol, (fluvastatin) one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: lescol (fluvastatin)?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Statin - Fluvastatin: Lescol is the brand name for fluvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke.

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