Lescol XL 80 mg. 28 tablets
Lescol XL 80 mg. 28 tablets
WHAT IS LESKOL / LESKOL XL AND WHAT IT IS USED?
Each capsule contains 40 mg of Leskol 42.12 mg fluvastatin sodium, corresponding to 40 mg fluvastatin.Vsyaka prolonged-release tablet Leskol XL contains 84.24 mg fluvastatin sodium, corresponding to 80 mg of fluvastatin.
Cholesterol and triglycerides are the main lipid components that are found in the blood. Cholesterol is synthesized mainly in the liver, while most of the triglycerides in the blood is delivered to the food. High levels of cholesterol, composing the low density lipoproteins (LDL-C, "bad" cholesterol) are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. In some cases, increased levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood are accompanied by a moderate increase in triglycerides and low levels of cholesterol entering the composition of high density lipoprotein (HDL-C, "good" cholesterol). Important is the "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood are reduced when increasing. It is also important that the levels of "good" cholesterol in the blood can be increased. Your doctor has advised you to make changes in diet or lifestyle to reduce "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides (if elevated) and increase "good" cholesterol. Sometimes, however, only changes in diet or lifestyle are not enough to achieve this goal, so your doctor has prescribed additional treatment, such Leskol / Leskol XL.Leskol / Leskol XL also slows the progression of coronary atherosclerosis which causes thickening and hardening of the coronary arteries and eventually zapushvane.Vashiyat doctor may prescribe Leskol / Leskol XL to prevent further serious cardiovascular events (eg. heart failure) in patients who suffer from heart disease after now that they have been made catheterization of the heart.
Before taking this medicine, you should start a standard diet to lower cholesterol. You should continue with the same diet while taking Leskol / Leskol XL.Sledvayte all instructions of your doctor. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Read the following explanations before taking Leskol / Leskol XL
2 Before you take Lescol / XL LESKOL
He take Lescol / Lescol XL
> If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluvastatin or any of the ingredients of Lescol / XL Leskol described above in this leaflet.
> If you have active liver disease or unexplained, prolonged elevation of liver function enzymes (transaminases).
> If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you think you may be allergic / allergic to the drug, please consult your doctor.
Caution with Lescol / Lescol XL
> If you have liver disease; normally do liver tests before starting treatment with Leskol / Leskol XL, when increasing the dose and at intervals during treatment to detect adverse effects.
> If you have kidney disease
> If you suffer from thyroid disease
> If you have previously experienced muscle disorders or someone in your family had such
> If you have muscle problems during treatment with other lipid-lowering drug
> If you regularly consume large amounts of alcohol.
In these cases, your doctor will take a blood analysis before prescribing Leskol / Leskol XL.Ako any of the above applies to you, tell your doctor before taking Leskol / Leskol XL.
Taking Leskol / Leskol XL with food and drink
You can take Leskol with or without food.
Use in elderly patients
If you are aged over 70, your doctor will clarify whether you have risk factors for muscle disorders. This may require to undergo specific blood izsledvaniya.Leskol / Leskol XL should not be used in patients under 18 years of age.
If you are pregnant, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Leskol / Leskol XL. Leskol / Leskol XL should not be used during bremennost.Vzemete appropriate measures against becoming pregnant while taking Leskol / Leskol XL. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, stop taking and consult your doctor.
Your doctor will discuss with you the potential risk of taking Lescol / Lescol XL during pregnancy.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lescol / Lescol XL if you are breastfeeding. Leskol / Leskol XL should not be used when breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
No information on the effect of Leskol / XL Leskol on ability to drive and use machines.
Adoption of Leskol / Leskol XL with other medications
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines you are taking or have taken recently, including those that were not prescribed by lekar.Leskol® / Leskol XL can be taken alone or with other cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed by your doctor.
After the adoption of lipid-lowering resin (eg. Cholestyramine), wait at least 4 hours before taking Leskol / Leskol XL.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
• ciclosporin (a medicine used to suppress the immune system)
• fibrates (eg. Gemfibrozil), nicotinic acid or bile acid sequestrant (medicines used to lower levels of "bad" cholesterol)
• fluconazole (medicine used for fungal infections)
• rifampicin (antibiotic)
• phenytoin (a medicine to treat epilepsy)
• oral anticoagulants (such as warfarin - drugs that inhibit blood clotting)
• glibenclamide (a medicine used to treat diabetes).
3 HOW TO TAKE Lescol / Lescol XL?
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not exceed preporachanataVashiyat doctor will advise you to follow a low cholesterol diet. Follow your diet while taking Leskol / Leskol XL.
How much to take?
The usual dose is 40 mg to 80 mg once daily. In more severe cases can be prescribed Leskol 20 mg once dnevno.Vashiyat doctor will tell you exactly how many capsules or tablets Lescol / Lescol XL to accept.
Depending on the response to treatment, your doctor may suggest a higher or lower dose.
When and how to take Leskol / Leskol XL?
Take Leskol evening or at bedtime, and Leskol XL at any time of the day, during or after a meal, swallow them whole with a glass of water.
If you forget to take Leskol / Leskol XL
Take a dose as soon as you spomnite.Ne not take it if your next dose is less than 4 hours. In this case, take the next dose at the usual time.
Do not take a double dose rather than dose.
If you take more Leskol / Leskol XL, than you should
If you accidentally take too much Leskol / XL Leskol inform your doctor immediately. You may need medical attention.
Effects when discontinuing treatment with Leskol / Leskol XL
Remember that Leskol / Leskol XL will not cure your condition and help you control it. Therefore, you should continue taking it as directed to maintain lower levels of "bad" cholesterol. It is necessary to regularly check your cholesterol levels to monitor treatment outcome. To keep the benefits of treatment should not stop taking Leskol / Leskol XL, except with express instructions of your doctor.
4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Leskol / Leskol XL can cause some side effects in some people.
Some rare or very rare reactions may be serious:
If you have unexplained muscle pain, muscle tenderness or weakness. These may be early signs of possible severe muscle disorder that can be avoided if your doctor you discontinue therapy with fluvastatin immediately.
These side effects have been seen in similar drugs from the same group (statins).
> If you have unusual tiredness or fever, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine (signs of hepatitis).
> If you have signs of skin reactions such as rash, hives, redness, itching, swelling of the face, eyelids and lips.
> If you bleed or hurt more easily than normal (signs of low blood platelets - platelets).
> If you have any redness or bruising (signs of inflammation of blood vessels)
> If you have red blotchy rash mainly on the face, which may be accompanied by fatigue, fever, nausea, loss of appetite (ludus -.-. Erythematosus-like reactions).
> If you experience severe pain in the upper stomach (a marker of inflammation pancreatitis)
If you experience any of these symptoms, tell your doctor immediately!
Other side effects:
Common (likely to affect 1 to 10 in every 100 patients):
Sleep disorders, headaches, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea.
Very rare (likely to affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
Numbness in the arms or legs, abnormal or extreme sensitivity.
If you experience any of these side effects, tell your doctor immediately!
If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
Store the tablets and capsules Leskol / Leskol XL at a temperature below 25 ° C, in order to protect from heat.
5 STORAGE Lescol / Lescol XL
The capsules and tablets Leskol / Leskol XL can be stored in the original container and only removed immediately before taking to protect from moisture.
Store in original container.