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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). ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes.: You may take as prescribed!Get a more detailed answer ›
Policosanol is a herbal medicine allegedly helpful
in treating cholesterol related problems, just as Lescol (fluvastatin) is;i am not aware of any problems associa ted with the combination;but then policosanol has
not been that well studied in this country, so the
answer is uncertain;it could, conceivably potentiate statin side effects, such as heoatotoxicity as well as mypathies so caution is
recommended. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
No: Lescol is weaker than those two. If your cholesterol level reaches goal, then it probably does not matter which statin you use. But if you require a higher dose, and do not reach goal even with high dose Lescol or other older drugs, then Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor would be preferred. They are more potent. As they are about equally effective, price becomes an issue since Lipitor (atorvastatin) is generic now. ...Read more
Years ago I took crestor (rosuvastatin) to lower cholesterol. I felt horrendous on it and stopped. Recently I tried lescol and felt the same, awful. Does that mean I can't take statins? What are my options here?
Which is best? Verapamil hydrochloride extended-release lescol XL zocor (simuastatin), augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR or cefpodoxime?
Apples to Oranges: Irrelevant.Get a more detailed answer ›
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more