What is Lipostat?
Lipostat is a drug that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. The active substance is pravastatin, one of the so-called cholesterol synthesis inhibitors. The drug causes the liver to produce less cholesterol. This will reduce the risk of heart disease.
What is Lipostat used for?
Lipostat is prescribed when the cholesterol level in the blood is too high. A doctor may also recommend this drug to patients who for some reason have an increased risk of heart disease.
How do you use Lipostat?
Cholesterol is produced by the liver, especially during the night. Therefore Lipostat works best if you take it in the evening.
Lipostat is available in tablets of 10, 20 and 40 mg. The doctor knows which strength to use. The usual dose is one tablet per day, unless the doctor specifies otherwise. You may take a missed dose no later than eight hours before the next dose.
Lipostat may cause side effects. Muscle symptoms may occur (unexplained muscle pain, muscle cramps, joint pain). In this case consult a doctor: these symptoms may indicate a rare serious side effect.
Immediately warn a doctor if you suffer from side effects that may indicate an allergic reaction (swelling of face and mouth, skin rashes).
For a complete list of possible side effects, check the leaflet.
The combination of alcohol and Lipostat can be stressful to your liver. Therefore limit the use of alcoholic beverages. If you use Lipostat, you may experience dizziness in the beginning. Most likely this will disappear after some time.Then you are able to participate in traffic again.
Do not use Lipostat when you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.