Fluvastatin is a generic medication for high cholesterol. It's taken once a day and inhibits the production of 'bad cholesterol' by the body and plays a role in lowering blood lipid content, which makes up part of the overall lipid content of the blood. This medication can therefore be very effective in limiting a patient's risk of their condition worsening and leading to serious health complications.
It should be taken daily to control the liver's production of cholesterol from saturated fats in a patient's diet. It does this by influencing particular liver enzymes known as HMG-CoA, which play an important part in regulating the process of cholesterol production by the body.
Taking Fluvastatin can also reduce general lipids found in the blood and enhance HDL, which is 'good cholesterol'. HDL takes bad cholesterol away from the arteries where it does the most damage. This is also why it's a good idea to exercise while taking statins, as HDL is thought to increase with more exercise.
Treatments such as these can be used by patients who have not seen an improvement in their condition with the aid of diet and exercise. It can also be recommended to people who are at serious risk of further health complications as a result of their high cholesterol.
It's not advisable for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding to use this medication, nor those with kidney or liver problems. It's also dangerous to take it if you are allergic to it or any similar ingredients.
Fluvastatin is a once-daily treatment for high cholesterol and should be taken in the evenings. It's important that it is not taken alongside grapefruit or grapefruit juice or high levels of alcohol.
A doctor will usually start you off on a lower dose, which will be reviewed four weeks later and increased if the desired result has not been achieved.
Side effects with this medication are rare, but they are a risk, just like with any prescription medication. Common side effects that may occur are headaches, nausea, insomnia or dizziness, but these tend to go away after the body has adjusted to the treatment or a higher dosage.
It's very rare for these side effects to persist, but if they do you should consult your doctor immediately. You should also seek medical attention if you start to experience side effects such as muscle aches or an allergic reaction, although this is extremely unlikely to occur.
You can order Fluvastatin online from 121doc, where we have a consultation service particularly designed to ensure patient safety. The consultation is completely free and will help our partner doctors ensure that you can use this treatment safely before they prescribe it to you.
We advise that you should only order this treatment if it has already been prescribed to you by your regular GP. If this particular treatment has not been prescribed to you, but you have had cholesterol treatment prescribed in the past then go to our high cholesterol condition page to find a range of medications. If our partner doctor approves your prescription, your treatment will be shipped from our pharmacy, at no additional charge for delivery the next day. Should your order not be approved, for whatever reason, you will not be charged for the consultation or treatment.
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