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Fluvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.

How it works

Fluvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Headache, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Indigestion, Insomnia, Muscle pain, Muscle disorder, Fatigue


Expert advice

  • Restrict eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol content. Fluvastatin will be effective in lowering your cholesterol level if you follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially with have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking fluvastatin as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)