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.