What is Lescol Used For?Chemical Name: FLUVASTATIN (FLOO-va-sta-tin)
Fluvastatin sodium is a white to pale yellow, hygroscopic powder soluble in water, ethanol and methanol. Fluvastatin reduces levels of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood while increasing levels of good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Lescol comes in doses of fluvastatin 20 mg and fluvastatin 40 mg for oral intake. You can purchase this medicine online from Canada Pharmacy.
The ingredients include:
- Fluvastatin sodium
- Calcium carbonate
- Magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Pregelatinized starch
- Red iron oxide
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Titanium dioxide
- Yellow iron oxide
- Benzyl alcohol
- Black iron oxide
- Carboxymethylcellulose sodium
- Detate calcium disodium
- Silicon dioxide
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium propionate
Take generic Lescol exactly according to the prescriptions your doctor has provided. This medicine is to be taken once or twice each day (according to your doctor’s suggestion). It is to be taken at the same time each day.
The tablet must be swallowed as a whole. It must not be crushed, chewed, broken or opened. Tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing the pill.
You may need to stop using fluvastatin for a short time if you have:
- An electrolyte imbalance
- Severely low blood pressure
- A severe illness
Consult your doctor if you become pregnant. Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Fluvastatin can cause breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have a fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.
To make sure you can safely take fluvastatin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- History of liver disease or kidney disease
- A thyroid disorder
- If you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily
The common side effects are:
- Unexplained muscle pain or weakness
- Confusion, memory problems
- Fever, tiredness, and dark urine
- Pain while urinating
- Swelling, weight gain, urinating less or more than usual
- Increased thirst, hunger, fruity breath, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss
- Nausea, stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, clay-coloured stools, jaundice
- Sleep problems
- Cold symptoms
Product Code: 1599
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.