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Brand name: Lescol XL TM

Active ingredients: fluvastatin

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

YELLOW, ROUND, SLIGHTLY BICONVEX WITH BEVELLED EDGES APPROX. 10MM IN DIAMETER. DEBOSSED WITH "LE" ON ONE SIDE, "NVR" ON THE OTHER.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient fluvastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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