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Fluvastatin may interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Fluvastatin for more information).
  

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In general, cholesterol treatment begins with lifestyle changes (weight loss, exercise, and a low-cholesterol diet). If lifestyle changes alone do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, medication such as fluvastatin may be necessary.
 
The main goal of high cholesterol medication is to lower LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce your risk for developing problems related to high cholesterol, such as heart disease or a heart attack (see Effects of High Cholesterol). The higher your risk, the lower your LDL goal will be.
 
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level, as well as a list of ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
 
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.
 
(Click Lescol Alternatives to learn more about substitutes for fluvastatin.)
 
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