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Brand name: Lescol XL

Lescol XL is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fluvastatin. On this page you will find out more about Lescol XL, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: fluvastatin

Information for medicine and pack size:
Lescol XL 80 mg modified release tablet, 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Hypercholesterolaemia: Prior to initiating therapy with fluvastatin for treating hypercholesterolaemia, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated. Adults: As an adjunct to diet in the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia in paediatric patients: As an adjunct to diet in adolescent boys and in adolescent girls who are at least one year post-menstruation, 10-16 years of age, with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia whose response to dietary restriction has not been adequate and in whom the following findings are present: 1. LDL-C remains greater than or equal to 4.9 mmol/L (190 mg/dL) or 2. LDL-C remains greater than or equal to 4.1 mmol/L (160 mg/dL) and: there is a positive family history of premature cardiovascular disease - or two or more other cardiovascular disease risk factors are present. Secondary Prevention of Cardiac Events: For the prevention of major adverse cardiac events in adult patients with coronary heart disease who have undergone successful coronary transcatheter therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient

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Dosage Form Tablet, modified release
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
28 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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