Lescol XL

Drug Interactions

Lescol XL can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Lescol Drug Interactions for more information).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Prior to taking Lescol XL, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, and preservatives.
      
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Lescol Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including those who should avoid this drug.)
  

Alternatives to Lescol XL

In general, cholesterol treatment begins with lifestyle changes (weight loss, exercise, and a low-cholesterol diet). If lifestyle changes alone do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, medication such as Lescol XL may be necessary.
 
The main goal of high cholesterol medication is to lower LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce your risk for developing problems related to high cholesterol, such as heart disease or a heart attack (see Effects of High Cholesterol). The higher your risk, the lower your LDL goal will be.
 
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of factors that may affect your cholesterol level, as well as a list of ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
 
Because Lescol XL can lower LDL cholesterol (along with lowering total cholesterol and increasing HDL), people can lower their risk for developing problems related to high cholesterol by taking it.
 
For most people, Lescol XL is quite effective in lowering cholesterol. It is also generally well tolerated. Side effects can occur, however, and people may wish to consider a substitute. These substitutes could include other statins or other cholesterol medicines.
 
(Click Lescol Alternatives to learn more.)
 
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