Lescol Drug Interactions
When certain medications are taken with Lescol, drug interactions may occur. Some medicines that can potentially interact with Lescol include rifampin, cyclosporine, cimetidine, and digoxin. Aside from causing side effects, drug interactions could also result in reduced effectiveness of the medications or increased levels of one or both drugs in the system.
Lescol Interactions: An OverviewLescol® (fluvastatin sodium) can potentially interact with a number of other medications. Some of the drugs that may lead to interactions with Lescol include:
- Cholestyramine (Questran®, LoCholest®, Prevalite®)
- Cimetidine (Tagamet®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®)
- Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxicaps®, Lanoxin®)
- Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
- Fibrates, such as:
- Fluconazole (Diflucan®)
- Glyburide (DiaBeta®, Glynase®, Micronase®)
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
- Niacin (nicotinic acid, Niacor®, Nicolar®)
- Omeprazole (Prilosec®, Prilosec OTC®) or omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid®, Zegerid OTC™)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
- Ranitidine (Zantac®)
- Rifampin (Rifadin®)
- Spironolactone (Aldactone®, Aldactazide®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
Some of these drug interactions with Lescol may increase your risk for developing serious muscle problems (see Lescol and Muscle Pain). If you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or feel ill, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.