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Side effect(s) of Fluvastatin

Read the side effects of Fluvastatin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Tightness in the chest, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, sore throat, pale stools and heartburn.

Central Nervous System- Headache and mental or mood changes.

Musculoskeletal- Joint pain, muscle pain, tenderness or weakness and immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM).

Skin- Rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin, numbness or tingling of the skin, arm, or leg.

Respiratory- Sinus pain and cough.

Genitourinary- Change in the amount of urine produced, dark urine, painful or frequent urination.

Metabolic- Changes in liver enzymes level.

Miscellaneous- Fever, chills and flu-like symptoms.

Other Precautions : *Serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels should be measured before therapy.

Drug Name : Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin(Lescol) generic is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin", prescribed for high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients, and decreases the blockages in blood vessels. It also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels.
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Trade Names for Fluvastatin

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International : 

Lescol, Lescol XL

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Lescol XL

Novartis (India) Ltd.
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