About Fluvastatin

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About Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin is used to lower elevated blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) when a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet, weight loss and physical training did not lower cholesterol levels well enough.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower blood cholesterol
  • Lower blood lipid levels
  • Prevent vascular deposits
  • Prevent recurrence of vascular stenosis in coronary heart disease
  • Reduce complications after cardiac catheterization.

That’s how fluvastatin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Fluvastatin.
Please also read the information on the drug groups statins, cholesterol lowering agent, to which the active ingredient fluvastatin belongs.

Application of the active substance fluvastatin

Fluvastatin is used to lower elevated blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) when a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet, weight loss and physical exercise did not lower cholesterol levels well enough.

In addition, fluvastatin protects against deposition in the vessels (atherosclerosis). Especially in the coronary vessels such deposits can lead to dangerous narrowing. In patients with constriction of the coronary arteries, the vessels can be reopened and expanded using a cardiac catheter (stent). At the latest after such an operation Fluvastatin is used to prevent a relapse.

Detailed information is available on the following Fluvastatin application areas:

  • dyslipidemia

Effect of Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin, like the other statins, has an inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase in the liver. This enzyme is involved in the formation of cholesterol. If it is inhibited, only a small amount of cholesterol can be produced and the cholesterol concentration in the blood decreases. Because less cholesterol reduces deposits in the vessels, it also reduces the risk of dangerous vascular occlusions such as heart attack and stroke.

Potential Fluvastatin side effects may include:


Fluvastatin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Brian A. Taylor says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    After more than 1 year of intake, I saw dark spots when I looked into the light. A visit to the ophthalmologist revealed: these are lens opacities. The leaflet refers to these, but they only appeared in animal experiments. I then discontinued the medication, although it was otherwise very well tolerated.

  2. Thaddeus L. Castro says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    In the beginning, some heartburn. But that has improved quickly.

  3. Adam N. Ortiz says:
    4.0 rating

    As already described on all sides: joint-muscle pain, tingling to numbness, dizziness, dull. with me it came to massive skin rashes a.d. feet as well as itch i.d. Fingers (like ants) sometimes swallowing (larynx) all this is also stated in the leaflet.

  4. Alex C. Heimann says:
    4.0 rating

    The side effects crept in from day to day, so I did not immediately target the drug. I can only advise against this drug. In the beginning I did not take the symptoms seriously. When I had the first suspicion, I just thought, the body has to adjust to the drug, which unfortunately is not so. Over time, the pain, dizziness and nausea became unbearable. After the review of the drug group of statins, I will now check my liver values, etc.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  5. Hans D. Phillips says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    Creeping muscle pain, first in the feet. I pushed on known Durchblungsstörung. Continuing pain in the left shoulder joint, increasingly, arm almost could not lift above eye level. Increasing numbness in the left lower foot. Orthopedist and vascular surgeon at a loss, because organic o.B. Recommendation neurologist. Next in the back and also thighs pain, driving borderline, lying painful, sleeping only on one side, turning only under pain. Deposed 3 weeks ago, now all symptoms COMPLETELY disappeared! Must start with muscle, because the lack of movement in the arm quite a muscle loss!

    Side effects: Joint pain; Muscle aches
  6. Harry V. Mo says:
    3.5 rating

    After my cholesterol was scary high according to the family doctor, I was prescribed fluvastatin more than a year ago and about a quarter ago, I began very severe pain in the calves, joints such. those on the collarbone, as well as getting pain on the heels. By coincidence, I came across the subordinate clause in the leaflet, which dealt with joint and muscle pain. After discontinuation of the drug, the pain subsided abruptly to abate completely after about a week.

    Side effects: Joint pain; Muscle aches
  7. Arlette W. Whitted says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    I have been taking Fluvastatin from Ratiopharm for years. About side effect I knew almost nothing. My doctor told me it was a well tolerated remedy. The pain I had in my joints and muscles he put on my broken back and overweight. To alleviate this pain I was prescribed Ibu 8oo. As the pain got worse over time and sometimes I could barely climb stairs, I made myself smart with other fellow sufferers. Lo and behold, even without a broken back, some had the same side effects. I dropped Fluvastin and I’m fine again. My pain is gone!

    Side effects: Joint pain; Muscle aches
  8. Nancy C. Brady says:
    5.0 rating

    Fluvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    In addition to massive sleep disorders occurred after short-term use headache. In addition there were nausea, dizziness and strong muscle piercing, especially in the upper arms. Finger and toe pain with severe stinging and sometimes unacceptable pain in all fingertips. Shortness of breath, fatigue and exhaustion, lack of drive and this constant pain throughout the body led to depression after 4 weeks. After checking cholesterol levels and good results – Lowering to near normal levels – Increasing from 20mg to 40mg and now no more driving possible, left side paralysis and pain everywhere. Have now discontinued, for 2 days without medication, side effects continue, are somewhat mitigated.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Muscle aches