Lescol XL is available as an extended release tablet for oral administration. This medication contains the man's active component, Fluvastatin Sodium. It is intended for the lowering of bad cholesterol in the blood. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, one of the top pharmaceutical companies offers this drug. It is available in a dosage of 80 mg.
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Active Ingredient: Given medication has the main active component, Fluvastatin Sodium. This component is the sodium salt of a synthetic lipid-lowering agent. It shows the potential antineoplastic activity. It acts by inhibiting the hepatic 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A i.e. HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate. It is a key step in cholesterol synthesis.
This active agent decreases the plasma cholesterol and lipoprotein levels and modulates immune responses through the suppression of MHC II on interferon gamma-stimulated, antigen-presenting cells such as human vascular endothelial cells. This inhibition of mevalonate synthesis helps to lower cholesterol.
Indications: This mentioned medication is indicated for the treatment of high blood cholesterol. It should be taken with a proper diet to lower bad cholesterol and fats like LDL, triglycerides. It raises good cholesterol in the blood. Lescol XL belongs to a group of drugs known as statins. This drug reduces the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver.
Action Mechanism: This particular statin drug acts by decreasing the amount of cholesterol formed by the liver. Reducing bad cholesterol, triglycerides and increasing good cholesterol leads to a decrease in the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes as well as heart attacks. Additionally, consuming a proper diet such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet, other lifestyle changes that may help Lescol XL work better. Perform exercises, lose weight if overweight, and avoid smoking.
Dosages: Above mentioned medication is available in a dosage as given below:
- 80 mg: It is to be consumed orally with or without food as prescribed by the doctor, usually once a day
Note: Maintain a gap of 1 to 4 hours between other medications and this drug. It is not recommended in people with serious heart disease.