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
More information about Lescol
Lescol is the brand name of a high cholesterol medication that contains the active ingredient fluvastatin sodium. This medication belongs to a group of medications known as statins, which reduce cholesterol by affecting the operation of an enzyme responsible for cholesterol production.
The generic version of this medication is known as Fluvastatin. This medication is clinically proven to lower cholesterol and reduce sufferers' risk of experiencing potentially fatal cardiovascular complications that can be brought on by high cholesterol.
Cholesterol is commonly divided into two types: low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) and high density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol). The former, LDL cholesterol, is referred to as "bad" cholesterol, while HDL cholesterol is known as "good" cholesterol. This is because LDL cholesterol can clog up the arteries and cause them to narrow, leading to conditions like atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
Lescol, like other statins, targets the production of LDL cholesterol by hindering the work of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. This means that there is less LDL cholesterol in the body to cause problems .
|Category||Total-C (mg/dL)||LDL-C (mg/dL)|
|High||â‰¥ 200||â‰¥ 130|
This medication is clinically proven to lower cholesterol and in turn prevent heart disease and serious cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks and strokes. Lescol can not only reduce LDL cholesterol levels, but also increase production of the "good" HDL cholesterol. It can also lower harmful triglyceride levels in the blood. The fact that the medication is available in the form of a capsule means it is very easy to take daily as prescribed.
It is usually advised that a patient takes their Lescol dosage in the evening or before they go to bed. The capsules should be swallowed whole with the aid of a glass of water, but it is up to you whether you wish to take the capsules with food or not.
Your prescribed dosage of Lescol will depend on several factors such as how much your cholesterol level needs to be lowered. The dosages for Lescol medication are 20mg and 40mg, and the number of prolonged release capsules you will need to take will be recommended to you by the doctor. You may require a higher or lower dose depending on how you respond to the treatment, but this can only be decided by a medical professional.
All prescription medication carries a small risk of side effects, and how one reacts depends on the individual taking it. Some of the more common side effects include:
Skin reactions and muscle pain/weakness are considered to be rare. Inflammation of the pancreas, liver, or blood vessels is considered very rare. Some people using statin medication have reported the following side effects:
If you wish to buy Lescol online, it is only possible for you to do this if this if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and this medication has been recommended to you by a doctor. This medication is not suitable for:
An alternative treatment may be recommended if you have problems with your kidney or thyroid or have a medical history of muscle disease. Lescol can be taken alongside other cholesterol medications, or on its own, but it is important to note that certain other medications, such as fibrates, colchicines and oral anticoagulants, are not compatible with it. This is why it is essential that you fully disclose all relevant medical information during your online consultation.
For more information about the precautions, interactions and side effects of Lescol, please refer to the patient leaflet provided with your medication. It is also available for download on this page.
If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and have been recommended this medication as a course of treatment, it is possible for you to buy Lescol online at HealthExpress. To order the medication, all you need to do is complete an online consultation, which will be reviewed by a UK qualified doctor. If you are found to be suitable for the medication, a prescription will be issued for you and sent to our pharmacy for dispense. We offer free overnight delivery as standard on all orders, so you can be sure you will receive your medication as soon as possible.
|Active ingredient(s)||Fluvastatin sodium|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||Lescol 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|