Lescol XL

Dietary Instructions

There are no dietary restrictions for people taking Lescol XL. As with any cholesterol medication, you should continue to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet as part of your cholesterol-lowering treatment program.

Dosing Information

The dose of Lescol XL your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Lescol Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects With Lescol XL

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Lescol XL, but not everyone who takes it will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate this drug well. If side effects do occur, they are usually minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
The most common reactions thought to be related to Lescol XL include:
Other, less common side effects include but are not limited to:
Weight gain is not a known side effect of Lescol XL (see Lescol and Weight Gain).
Keep in mind that if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (especially if accompanied by a fever or feeling of illness), it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem.
(Click Lescol Side Effects to learn more, including other serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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