Lescol Overdose

In clinical studies where the effects of a Lescol overdose were documented, elevated liver enzymes and stomach or digestive complaints were reported. It does not appear that serious or long-term effects occurred. Treatment for an overdose will vary but may include "pumping the stomach" or inducing vomiting. Healthcare providers may also treat the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

Can You Take Too Much Lescol?

Lescol® (fluvastatin sodium) is a prescription cholesterol medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as statins. As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Lescol. It is likely that the specific effects of an overdose will vary depending on a number of factors such as the Lescol dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Please seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on Lescol.

Symptoms of an Overdose

In studies, giving doses of Lescol XL (the long-acting version) up to 640 mg per day (eight times the normal dose) caused stomach or digestive complaints and elevated liver enzymes. It does not appear that serious or long-lasting consequences occurred.

Treatment for a Lescol Overdose

If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may "pump the stomach" or administer certain medications to induce vomiting. Treatment may also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for an overdose of Lescol may include:
  • Careful monitoring of the heart, blood pressure, and breathing
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Lescol.
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