What is Fluvastatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lescol Fractal LP Lescol XL

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Fluvastatin is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a statin. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body. It is used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain other fatty substances in the blood.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluvastatin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle and joint pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluvastatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Change in health plan coverage 2
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Fluvastatin

Duration

Stopped taking Fluvastatin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 0
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Fluvastatin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Rosuvastatin (Crestor) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Fluvastatin

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great medication, worked very well for me, but a change in insurance coverage I am forced to change my medication.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 6, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 20, 2009 (Started Nov 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works great for me
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 1, 2008 (Started Nov 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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