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Lescol FAQs

What is 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.

How does Lescol work?

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)
Acceptable <170 <110
Borderline 170-199 110-129
High ≥ 200 ≥ 130

What are the benefits of Lescol?

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.

How do I take Lescol tablets?

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.

Lescol 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. It is not advised to crush or chew the tablets If you use other cholesterol lowering treatments, it is advised to take fluvastatin at least 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after taking these medication

What dosages are available with Lescol?

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.

What side effects occur when taking Lescol tablets?

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:

  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia

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:

  • Depression
  • Sexual issues
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory loss

What are the precautions should be taken with with Lescol?

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:

  • People who have liver problems
  • Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Those who are allergic to the medication's ingredients (fluvastatin sodium)

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.

How can I buy Lescol online safely?

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.

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