- What is fluvastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for fluvastatin?
- Is fluvastatin available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for fluvastatin?
- What are the side effects of fluvastatin?
- What is the dosage for fluvastatin?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with fluvastatin?
- Is fluvastatin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about fluvastatin?
What is the dosage for fluvastatin?
The recommended dose range is 20 to 80 mg daily. Fluvastatin may be given once in the evening or twice daily. It may be taken on an empty or full stomach. Fluvastatin extended release can be administered at anytime of the day. Two 40 mg capsules should not be administered at one time.
Which drugs or supplements interact with fluvastatin?
Cyclosporine and fluconazole (Diflucan) increase blood levels of fluvastatin. Therefore, the dose of fluvastatin should be limited to 20 mg twice daily when patients are also taking cyclosporine or fluconazole.
Gemfibrozil should not be combined with fluvastatin due to increased risk of muscle-related side effects when the two drugs are combined.
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