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:
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.