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Please describe the medication: lescol (fluvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: lescol (fluvastatin)?

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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Fluvastatin (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for Lescol (fluvastatin) XL to lower cholesterol?

How long does it take for Lescol (fluvastatin) XL to lower cholesterol?

Typically 8 weeks: Typically after initiation of any statin medicine, lipids are first rechecked at the eartliest 8 weeks primarily to check for tolerance and liver panel staying normal, and hopefully a good lipid effect. But to see more of an effect on lipids, recheck in 3 months. ...Read more

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Can you take policosanol while also taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Can you take policosanol while also taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Yes: Policosanol is an Insulin sensitizing agent, used for Insulin resistance syndrome, or pre-diabetes, and raises the HDL or good cholesterol, while lowering LDL bad cholesterol. The only interaction seems to be with levodopa, used for treating parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take policosanol when taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Is it safe to take policosanol when taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Should be: 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

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Can lescol (fluvastatin) cause thrush?

Not very likely: Although everything is possible, thrush is not a
common side effect of Lescol (fluvastatin) by any means;
an antibiotic could be a much more likely cause.
Lescol (fluvastatin) is a cholesterol lowering drug. ...Read more

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

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

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Is lescol stronger than lipitor, (atorvastatin) crestor?

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

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Can lescol (fluvastatin) cause thrush or a white tongue?

Can lescol (fluvastatin) cause thrush or a white tongue?

Fluvastatin: Lescol (fluvastatin) is a "statin" anti-cholesterol product, and I have no basis for believing it would cause thrush/candidiasis. Usually occurs in infants, immunocompromised, or those just off antibiotics. Requires an rx for monistat, nizoral, ketoconazole to eliminate. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: fluvastatin?

Please describe the medication: fluvastatin?

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). ...Read more

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Which has less effect on liver immediate release niacin or fluvastatin?

Niacin: Both can affect liver. Niacin is gentler on liver than fluvastatin, but the preferred form of Niacin is the delayed release (extended release). ...Read more

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I have been taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for one month. What would be the safe way to discontinue this medication?

I have been taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for one month. What would be the safe way to discontinue this medication?

Wellbutrinmonitoring: Your Emotional Health is Precious!
Please not to go off Wellbutrin (bupropion) abruptly.
If you are not depressed, discuss with Psychiatrist :
• To decrease the dose,
• Have Therapy; and
• Follow through if any withdrawal symptoms occur. ...Read more

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I took concerta 18 mg XL then 36 mg XL but none worked. Should I change the medication (in kuwait we only have concerta XL and XR and ritalin (methylphenidate)).

I took concerta 18 mg XL then 36 mg XL but none worked. Should I change the medication (in kuwait we only have concerta XL and XR and ritalin (methylphenidate)).

Concerta: You need to discuss this with your medical provider but you may not be on a high enough dose yet. Some people may respond at 36mg but many will not. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Lescol (Definition)

Lescol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


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