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

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is contraindicated in pregnancy.

In brief: No

It is contraindicated in pregnancy.
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Ideally No

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.

In brief: Ideally No

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. Megan Bird
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