Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

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

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

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

Visual appearance


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.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Print the CMI.

Listen to the CMI.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

Back to top back to top

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.