More information about Lipostat
Lipostat is a branded prescription medication that is used by patients who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol. This medication is a type of statin, which is clinically proven to lower cholesterol, by targeting an enzyme responsible for its production. As these harmful cholesterol levels are reduced, the "good" cholesterol levels can increase, meaning the risk of the patient experiencing associated cardiovascular problems is reduced.
The active ingredient in Lipostat, pravastatin sodium, targets an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. This enzyme plays an important role in the production of cholesterol, which takes place in the liver. When the action of this enzyme is inhibited, less of the harmful cholesterol is produced, meaning it is not able to clog up the arteries or cause them to narrow.
When people talk about harmful cholesterol they are referring to low density lipoprotein (LDL). The "good" cholesterol is high density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL can work more effectively when there is less LDL being produced.
Lipostat belongs to a group of medications called statins, which are known to be highly effective as a form of high cholesterol treatment. Extensive clinical trials have been undertaken on Lipostat, proving its efficacy and safety. High cholesterol is a very serious condition, which is associated with potentially fatal complications, such as heart attack and stroke. Lipostat (pravastatin sodium) can help to significantly lower your risk of experiencing such complications.
You will gain the highest benefit from a statin like Lipostat if you also follow a healthy diet that is formulated to help lower cholesterol. It is also a good idea to make sure you are getting enough exercise. The dosage of Lipostat can vary from 10mg to 40mg. Only a doctor can determine which dosage is most suitable for you, and this decision will be based on a number of factors, such as your tolerance to the medication. The tablets should be swallowed whole, and you may find it helpful to do so with half a glass of water. It is up to you whether you take the medication with or without food.
While taking this medication, it is important that you do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit, as this can produce harmful results.
You can get your Lipostat pills in 10mg, 20mg and 50mg dosages. These will be prescribed to you depending on your specific requirements and medical history. All the quantities have been formulated by the manufacturer to maintain efficacy whilst simultaneously reducing potential side effects.
Most people who take this medication will not notice any adverse side effects, but they are a possibility, particularly amongst people who may be sensitive to its ingredients. Such effects, if they do occur, are usually very mild and only temporary. They may include:
More serious effects, such as depression, memory loss, and sleep disturbances are very rare. It is advisable to speak to a doctor if you are concerned about any side effect that you are experiencing.
If you are allergic to the active ingredient in this medication, pravastatin, you should not take this medication. It is also not suitable for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. If you have problems with your liver, kidneys or thyroid, it is unlikely that this medication will be prescribed to you.
It is important to be aware that Lipostat is a prescription medication, and as such there are contraindications to its usage. Some health conditions and medications are not compatible with Lipostat and can cause serious negative side effects.
When completing your online consultation, make sure you fully disclose any medications you are taking or health conditions you have, as this will help our doctor determine whether this medication is suitable for you.
We ask that you do not attempt to buy Lipostat if you have not been diagnosed with high cholesterol by a qualified doctor.
For further information about the side effects, interactions, and precautions of Lipostat (pravastatin sodium), please refer to the helpful patient leaflet. This can be found included alongside your medication, and is also available for download towards the bottom of this page.
At HealthExpress, we offer patients a very simple way to buy medication online safely and securely. If you would like to buy Lipostat you can do so today, beginning with a brief online consultation, which will be reviewed by a UK qualified doctor. If approved, you can then place your order, after which a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy, where it will be filled. Your medication will then be sent directly to you via an overnight delivery service. If ordered before 4pm, you will receive your treatment the very next day.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our helpful customer service team.
|Active ingredient(s)||Pravastatin Sodium|
|Manufacturer||Bristol Myers Squibb|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||Lipostat is a prescription treatment used to treat high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||10mg, 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.