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Lescol Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lescol® blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol. It help to lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke.

Lescol Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 20 to 40 milligrams per day, you should be taken as a single dose at bedtime.
  • If you have kidney disease, then the usual dose is 40 milligrams and you should be used with caution.

Uses of Lescol

  • Lescol is used to reduce the amounts of LDL cholesterol.
  • Lescol may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lescol

Before taken Lescol medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lescol. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Accidental injury
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Joint diseases
  • Muscle pain
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Sinus pain

Warnings and precautions before taking Lescol:

  • If you are taking this medicine, then it may damage the liver. So your doctor may order a blood test to check your liver enzyme levels before you start taking Lescol.
  • Lescol may cause damage to muscle tissue. You should tell your doctor if you have a fever or feel sick.
  • If your risk of muscle and/or kidney damage suddenly increases, then you should stop taking Lescol for a while.
  • You should not use in pregnancy and do not get pregnant. Use birth control that you can trust while taking this medicine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lescol with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lescol with the following:

  • Cholestyramine
  • Diclofenac
  • Erythromycin
  • Glyburide
  • Niacin
  • Omeprazole
  • Phenytoin
  • Ranitidine

After taken Lescol if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Lescol overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach distress
  • Indigestion.

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