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It is a treatment known as a statin which is one of the most widely used methods to lower cholesterol and prevent health complications. Pravastatin targets a particular enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase. This particular enzyme plays an important role in the production of cholesterol in the liver. If this enzyme isn't able to function as it normally would then levels of 'bad cholesterol' also known as LDL drops, allowing HDL, which is a 'good' form of cholesterol, to function better. Statins can also have a lowering effect on overall blood lipid levels.
This medication is safe for most patients to use and is known to be particularly effective if it's used in conjunction with exercise and a diet that is low in saturated fat. Lipostat may not be recommended to people who are allergic to the active ingredients in this treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with liver, kidney or thyroid conditions. There are also some medications that cannot be taken with it so it's important to mention to your doctor if you are taking any other medications to treat an existing condition, even if it's only over-the-counter medicine.
Lipostat should be taken once daily, ideally in the evenings, with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food, but should never be taken with grapefruit as this can influence how the treatment is digested and absorbed in your bloodstream. It's also not advisable to take it alongside large quantities of alcohol.
Side effects are not common and if they do occur they aren't likely to be serious. The most common side effects may include muscle cramps, dizziness, fatigue and headaches, although these tend to dissipate as the body becomes accustomed to the effects of this treatment. More serious side effects may include an allergic reaction, but if you find that any of the effects of Lipostat are making you uncomfortable, you should seek medical advice.
121doc offers patients who have already been prescribed this medication with the chance to order safely online. Our ordering process includes a specially designed consultation service, which will allow our doctor to assess your health as accurately as possible upon completion of the form. If our doctor approves a prescription it will be forwarded directly to our pharmacy, where a pharmacist will dispense it for delivery as soon as possible. All orders are shipped for next day delivery at no additional charge and there is also no charge for the consultation service.
Visit our high cholesterol page to find out more about high cholesterol, the symptoms and treatments available to you.
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.