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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.

Lescol XL (Fluvastatin)

Brand

Lescol XL (Fluvastatin)

Generic

Generic Equivalent - Lescol XL (Fluvastatin)

Prescription Required

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    Description

    Lescol XL uses

    Lescol XL (Fluvastatin)

    Lescol XL (Fluvastatin) belongs to the family of statins which is used for the treatment of high cholesterol levels.

    Lescol tablets initiate its working by blocking the enzyme in the liver which is a source of making cholesterol. This enzyme is known as hydroxy-methyl glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase). Statins such as Lescol XL stop the production of this enzyme. Lescol XL is also referred to as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.

    You can purchase Lescol 80 mg easily from Canada Pharmacy.

    Directions

    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.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient is Fluvastatin sodium. Inactive ingredients are:

    • Calcium carbonate
    • Gelatin
    • Magnesium stearate
    • Microcrystalline cellulose
    • Pregelatinized starch (corn)
    • Red iron oxide
    • Sodium bicarbonate
    • Talc
    • Titanium dioxide
    • Yellow iron oxide
    Capsules may also include:
    • Benzyl alcohol
    • Black iron oxide
    • Butylparaben
    • Carboxymethylcellulose sodium
    • Edetate calcium disodium
    • Methylparaben
    • Propylparaben
    • Silicon dioxide
    • Sodium lauryl sulfate
    • Sodium propionate
    Inactive Ingredients in extended-release tablets:
    • Microcrystalline cellulose
    • Hydroxypropyl cellulose
    • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
    • Potassium bicarbonate
    • Povidone, magnesium stearate
    • Yellow iron oxide
    • Titanium dioxide
    • Polyethylene glycol 8000

    Cautions

    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.

    Side Effects

    Common side effects associated with using Lescol XL are:

    • Stomach upset
    • Headache
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhoea
    • Muscle pain
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Nausea
    • Sinusitis
    • Bronchitis
    • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
    • Elevated liver enzymes
    Less common side effects associated with using Lescol XL may include:
    • Rash
    • Back pain
    • Arthralgia
    • Myopathy
    • Rhabdomyolysis
    • Rupture of tendon
    • Pharyngitis
    • Rhinitis
    • Cough
    • Constipation
    • Pancreatitis
    • Dizziness
    Minor side effects include:
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Fatigue
    • Gas
    • Heartburn
    • Headache
    • Insomnia
    • Joint pains
    Major side effects include:
    • Abdominal pain or cramps
    • Blurred vision
    • Dizziness
    • Easy bruising or bleeding
    • Itching
    • Muscle pain or cramps
    • Rash
    • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 5473

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