Because fluvastatin can lower LDL cholesterol (along with lowering total cholesterol and increasing HDL), a person can lower his or her risk for developing problems related to high cholesterol by taking it.
For most people, fluvastatin is quite effective in lowering cholesterol. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, and people may wish to consider an alternative to fluvastatin. These substitutes could include other statins or other cholesterol medicines.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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