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Lescol XL should be used as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. Usually fluvastatin 80mg is prescribed once every night at bedtime for the duration deemed sufficient by your practitioner.
If you accidentally miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the health condition and sensitivity of the patient. This medicine is administered orally.
The active ingredient is Fluvastatin sodium. Inactive ingredients are:
Before using Lescol XL, don't forget to tell your health practitioner if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in the product.
Visit your doctor on time so he can check if the medicine is working properly or not.
Common side effects associated with using Lescol XL are: