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Lescol

No Prescription

Lescol is prescribed in the following:
- Atherosclerosis;
- Both heterozygous familial and non familial Hypercholesterolemia;
- Mixed Dyslipidemia;
- Secondary Prevention of Coronary Events;

Lescol is prescribed for purposes such as those not prescribed here in this guide.
Lescol is a water-soluble cholesterol-lowering agent that acts through the inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase .

Lescol reduces "bad" LDL cholesterol--and increases "good" HDL cholesterol--in the blood, and can lower your chances of developing clogged arteries and heart disease. It is also prescribed to slow the accumulation of plaque in the arteries of people who already have coronary heart disease, and may be prescribed for you when you are released from the hospital after a heart attack.

Also, if you have coronary heart disease you may be prescribed Lescol to reduce the risk of undergoing coronary revascularization procedures (angioplasty, bypass surgery, or stent insertion).

Your doctor will prescribe Lescol only if you have been unable to reduce your blood cholesterol level sufficiently with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet alone. For people at high risk of heart disease, current guidelines call for considering drug therapy when LDL levels reach 130. For people at lower risk, the cut-off is 160. For those at little or no risk, it's 190.

Interactions

Do not take Lescol with any of the following drugs:
- Cholestyramine;
- Cyclosporine;
- Diclofenac;
- Digoxin;
- Erythromycin;
- Gemfibrozil;
- Glibenclamide;
- Immunosuppressive Drugs, Gemfibrozil, Niacin;
- Itraconazole;
- Phenytoin;
- Propranolol;
- Tolbutamide;

Side Effects

Lescol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Anaphylaxis;
- Angioedema;
- Anorexia;
- Anxiety;
- Arthralgia;
- Arthralgias;
- Arthritis;
- Asthenia;
- Chills;
- Cholestatic jaundice;
- Chronic active hepatitis;
- Cirrhosis;
- Depression;
- Dizziness;
- Dysfunction of certain cranial nerves;
- Dyspnea;
- Erythematic multiforme;
- Fatty change in liver;
- Fever;
- Flushing;
- Fulminant hepatic necrosis;
- Hemolytic anemia;
- Hepatitis;
- Hepatoma;
- Increase in ESR;
- Insomnia;
- Leukopenia;
- Lupus erythematosus-like syndrome;
- Malaise;
- Memory loss;
- Muscle cramps;
- Myalgia;
- Myopathy;
- Osinophilia;
- Pancreatitis;
- Parenthesis;
- Peripheral nerve palsy;
- Peripheral neuropathy;
- Photosensitivity;
- Polymyalgia rheumatica;
- Positive ANA;
- Psychic disturbances;
- Purpura;
- Rhabdomyolysis;
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome;
- Thrombocytopenia;
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis;
- Tremor;
- Urticaria;
- Vasculitis;
- Vertigo;
- Vomiting;

Lescol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Nausea;
- Nasal Inflammation;
- Muscle Pain;
- Joint Diseases;
- Indigestion;
- Headache;
- Flu-Like Symptoms;
- Diarrhea;
- Accidental Injury;
- Abdominal Pain;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Lescol may also be known as:
- Canef;
- CHLORAMBUCIL;
- Fluvastatin;
- Fractal;
- Lipaxan;
- Lymetel;
- Primesin;
- Vaditon;
- Vastin;

Dosage.

Your doctor will put you on a cholesterol-lowering diet before starting treatment with Lescol. You should continue on this diet while you are taking Lescol.

ADULTS

Lescol Capsules

The usual starting dose is 20 to 40 mg per day, taken as a single dose at bedtime. The usual range after that is 20 to 80 mg per day. At the 80-mg level, the dosage will be split into two 40-mg doses taken 2 times a day. If you have kidney disease, doses over 40 mg should be prescribed with caution. After 4 weeks of therapy with Lescol, your doctor will check your cholesterol level and adjust your dosage if necessary.

Lescol XL Tablets

The usual starting dose is one 80-mg XL tablet taken as a single dose at bedtime. After 4 months of therapy with Lescol XL, your doctor will check your cholesterol level and adjust your dosage if necessary.

Combined Drug Therapy

If you are taking Lescol capsules with another cholesterol medication such as Questran, make sure you take the other drug at least 2 hours before your dose of Lescol.

CHILDREN

Do not give Lescol to children under 18 years of age.
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