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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 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 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.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.
If you know what you want, the quickest way to find a specific medication is to use the search bar here.
Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.
The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.
All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.
If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.
As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.
If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.
Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).
Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.
All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.
We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.
With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).
All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.
With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.
The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.
There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.
You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.
There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!
...or visit your profile to view your orders and contact us.