Fluvastatin Extended-Release

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking fluvastatin extended-release, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings of Fluvastatin for more information, including a list of people who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Fluvastatin extended-release is part of a class of drugs called statins. The medication works by blocking a particular enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase, that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol. Statins also:
 
 
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