Lescol Oral Capsule 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Lescol: Oral capsule (20mg)

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Lescol 20mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 LESCOL LOGO 

What is this Medicine?

FLUVASTATIN (FLOO va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Lescol: Oral capsule(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Lescol 20mg Capsule

NDC: 000780176
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Myocardial Infarction Prophylaxis, Hypertriglyceridemia, Stroke Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Lescol 20mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_5358.JPG
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 LESCOL LOGO 
Shape: capsule
Color: brown

Reported Side Effects for Lescol 20mg Capsule

Immune-mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.2-4.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
0.8-2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
1.4-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.6-2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
2.2-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.5-3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Arthropathy Incidence:
3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
3.3-4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
3.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.5-7.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.7-6.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
4.7-8.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Lescol 20mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Lescol 20mg Capsule(Fluvastatin Sodium)
Alcohol and Fluvastatin Sodium(Fluvastatin Sodium)
In some individuals, Fluvastatin and other "statin" type drugs can decrease the function of the liver. The use of Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages can increase the risk of side effects to the liver from Fluvastatin. It is best to avoid or limit the use of alcohol-containing beverages during therapy with Fluvastatin. Your prescriber may periodically order certain laboratory blood tests to check the function of the liver while you are receiving Fluvastatin therapy.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Lescol 20mg Capsule(Fluvastatin Sodium)
Marijuana and Fluvastatin Sodium(Fluvastatin Sodium)
Fluvastatin can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Fluvastatin. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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