Lescol XL extended release tablets contain the active ingredient fluvastatin sodium, which is a type of medicine called a statin. Lescol is used to treat patients who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Lescol works by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver.
Doctors prescribe Lescol XL to decrease elevated cholesterol levels, which is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Lescol lowers cholesterol in patients by reducing cholesterol production in the liver. Lescol works by blocking the action of an enzyme in the liver (called HMG-CoA reductase), which is responsible for the production of LDL cholesterol.
Take Lescol orally once daily with or without food. Since it has an extended-release formulation, the tablet must be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
These may not be all the side effects of Lescol XL 80mg.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Lescol should not be used during pregnancy. Cholesterol is essential for the development of a baby. Cholesterol-lowering drugs can harm the baby. Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you have thyroid problems, kidney disease, liver problems or have a family history of muscular disorders.
Store Lescol between 15°C and 30°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
High cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, is a condition where the cholesterol level in your bloodstream puts you at an increased risk of developing heart disease. High cholesterol has no symptoms. A blood test can check your levels. High cholesterol may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels, which eventually make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. With too much fat-like cholesterol in your blood, this buildup causes "hardening of the arteries" so that arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the heart is slowed down or blocked. As a result, your heart may not get as much oxygenated blood as it requires and the risk of a heart attack increases. As well, reduced blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke. There are two types of cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is the ‘bad’ kind of cholesterol and a 'good' sort is called high density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is deposited in the arteries and increases the risk of heart disease by clogging and narrowing the arteries, while HDL actually protects the arteries against this.
If lifestyle changes such as exercising and eating a healthy diet have not reduced your cholesterol levels enough, your doctor may recommend medication. You can only order Lescol if you have a prescription from your doctor. If you have already been given a prescription, you can buy Lescol from YouDrugstore. We are a Canadian online pharmacy, where you can purchase Lescol at the same price most Canadians pay. All you have to do is register online at YouDrugstore.com and then send us your prescription. Once we have received your prescription and all of the necessary information, our team of professional physicians and pharmacy technicians will review your order. Purchase Lescol from YouDrugstore and we will ship your order directly to your home for a cheap cost in shipping. We also provide free shipping on any order over $100. Since Lescol is a long-term medication, you can conveniently order refill prescription from YouDrugstore.