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.)
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:
- Muscle pain (see Lescol and Muscle Pain)
- Joint pain (see Lescol and Joint Pain)
- Increased liver enzymes (see Lescol and Liver Problems).
Other, less common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Serious breakdown of muscle (known as rhabdomyolysis)
- Memory loss (see Lescol and Memory Loss)
- Depression (see Lescol and Depression).
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.)