Lescol Uses

Lescol as Part of Cholesterol Treatment

The main goal of any high cholesterol treatment is to lower your LDL cholesterol enough to reduce your risk for developing problems related to high cholesterol (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 risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level, as well as a list of ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
Any cholesterol treatment begins with lifestyle changes (weight loss, low-cholesterol diet, and exercise). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in lowering cholesterol to a good level, cholesterol medication such as Lescol may be necessary.

Is Lescol Used for Children?

Lescol has been approved to treat high cholesterol in children ages 10 to 16 with a certain genetic condition known as heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. For adolescent girls, the drug is approved to be started one year after their first period, but no sooner.

Off-Label Lescol Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Lescol for treating something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for Lescol.
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