Lescol (Fluvastatin) dosage, maximum doses

How should you use Fluvastatin? Describes the Lescol dosage, how to take, doses, treatment and Fluvastatin Lescol maximum dose.




Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take fluvastatin with a full glass of water.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Fluvastatin is usually taken at bedtime or with an evening meal. If you take fluvastatin several times daily, take it with meals. Follow your doctor's instructions.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

In rare cases, fluvastatin can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. This condition can lead to kidney failure. Call your doctor at once if you have unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine.

Fluvastatin is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

You may need to take fluvastatin on a long-term basis for the treatment of high cholesterol.

Store fluvastatin at room temperature, protected from moisture, heat, and light.











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