More information about Fluvastatin
Fluvastatin is a generic medication that belongs to a group of medications known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, which are more commonly known as statins.
Fluvastatin, which is also available under the brand name Lescol, is prescribed to patients who are at risk of associated cardiovascular problems including, heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis.
If you have a previous prescription, you can order this medication from HealthExpress in the following dosages:
This medication is a type of statin, which is a group of medications that work to reduce harmful cholesterol levels.
Too much cholesterol can lead to the clogging and narrowing of the arteries, and subsequently heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular issues.
Like other statins, Fluvastatin works by inhibiting an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in the liver.
It is important that you also combine a course of this medication with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Cholesterol is contained in food and produced by the liver.
If you are unsure what foods are best, please consult a doctor or health professional.
|Category||Total-C (mg/dL)||LDL-C (mg/dL)|
Cholesterol levels vary from person to person. Therefore, it is important first to be prescribed by your GP before ordering online. Your GP will test your cholesterol levels and instruct you how many tablets you should be taking each day and what dosage.
You should follow your GP’s advice as well as the instructions detailed in the patient information leaflet.
If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose to make up for it. Instead, take your next dose as normal.
If you take more than the advised dosage, you should seek immediate medical attention.
You should always complete the prescribed course. Inform your doctor before stopping any treatment. Stopping treatment without a doctor’s guidance can put your health at risk.
All prescription medications carry a small risk of side effects. How you react depends on your body entirely.
Some of the more common side effects associated with Fluvastatin include:
If any of these cause too much discomfort, or last for a prolonged period, then ensure you see your doctor as soon as possible.
For further information about the side effects of this medication, please refer to the patient leaflet. This is included in your medication and is also available for download on this page.
You can only buy Fluvastatin online from HealthExpress if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and prescribed this medication by your doctor.
Before you buy Fluvastatin, some precautions need to be considered. You should exercise caution (and consult your doctor) if you:
If you have any other medical condition or are taking any medication, even if it is not mentioned above, you should disclose it during your online consultation. This is for your own safety to ensure that your chosen medication is safe as well as effective for you.
Whilst taking a course of statins, you should not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice, as doing so has been known to cause adverse effects.
HealthExpress offers a secure and straightforward way to buy Fluvastatin online, provided you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol previously.
We ask that you complete an online consultation so we can verify your suitability for the treatment. The consultation is completely free and will be viewed by a UK-qualified doctor.
After the doctor has approved your consultation, you will be able to order the medication. A prescription will then be issued. This prescription is then filled by our pharmacy, who will dispatch your medication with complimentary next-day delivery.
|Description||Fluvastatin is a prescription treatment used to treat high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||20mg, 40mg|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with high cholesterol|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet a day before bed|
|Alcohol consumption||Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption, seek a GP for further advice|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.