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Fluvastatin 20mg Capsules

Fluvastatin Capsules (20mg & 40mg)

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Fluvastatin is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. The drug helps to control cholesterol levels by reducing the activity of the enzyme responsible for producing cholesterol. Fluvastatin is most effective when combined with regular exercise and a healthy, low-cholesterol diet. The treatment is available in two capsule dosages (20mg and 40mg) for easy oral use.

Although high cholesterol itself doesn’t have any obvious symptoms, the condition can act as a ticking time bomb for other serious health issues. If left untreated, high cholesterol can cause a number of life-changing circulatory problems, including; heart attacks and stroke. This is why being conscious of your cholesterol levels is so important. As well as an awareness, it is also essential that you try and manage your cholesterol levels, through regular exercise and a heart-smart diet. Fatty foods, alcohol, smoking, and a lack of physical activity can all lead to raised cholesterol levels, which is why it is important to make the right lifestyle choices. However, for some, high cholesterol can occur as a consequence of another medical condition, such as diabetes. Genetics can also play a role – having a blood relative with high cholesterol can make a person more susceptible to developing the condition.    

Cholesterol itself serves a useful purpose in the body. At low levels, the substance is responsible for transporting essential fats to cells via the bloodstream, which allows the cells to grow. This ‘good’ cholesterol is known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL). However, the required amount of good cholesterol is already produced naturally in the liver, so any dietary cholesterol only serves to form an excess. When excess amounts of cholesterol build up in the blood, these fats can stick together, forming blockages that can restrict blood flow. This ‘bad’ form of cholesterol is known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). 

Fluvastatin works by reducing the activity of HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in the liver that produces cholesterol. This lowers the overall levels of cholesterol in the body. Having controlled, healthy levels of cholesterol will reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and angina. It can also combat atherosclerosis, which is a hardening of the arteries.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast delivery - order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered Doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and Care Quality Commission.

Non-Prescription Alternatives for treating High Cholesterol are;

  • Becoming more active will help lower cholesterol levels.
  • Adjusting your diet to avoid foods that are high in saturated fats and generally eating healthier
  • Aspirin can help prevent blood clotting and help lower Cholesterol
  • Giving up smoking
  • Reducing Alcohol intake
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Take one capsule per day. Swallow it whole with a sip of water. If possible, make a routine of taking the capsule each evening. It is up to you whether you take the capsule with food or not.

To start, you will likely be advised to take one 20mg capsule per day. Your doctor may adjust this dosage depending on its effectiveness and on any side effects.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Fluvastatin, however, if you do they can include:

A headache, nausea, insomnia, stomach pain.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredient contained in Fluvastatin is fluvastatin sodium.

Fluvastatin also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Mannitol, Talc, Magnesium stearate.

20mg:

Capsule body – Gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide(E 172), red iron oxide (E 172).

Capsule cap – Gelatin, titanium dioxide (E 171), red iron oxide (E 172).

Ink – Titanium dioxide (E171), Shellac, Soya lecithin, Antifoam DC 1510, Iron oxide, red (E172), Iron oxide, black (E172), Propylene glycol.

40mg:

Capsule body – Gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide(E 172).

Capsule cap – Gelatin, titanium dioxide (E 171), red iron oxide (E 172).

Ink: Ink – Titanium dioxide (E171), Shellac, Soya lecithin, Antifoam DC 1510, Iron oxide, red (E172), Iron oxide, black (E172), Propylene glycol.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product

Consult your GP or pharmacist before taking Fluvastatin if:

  • You have kidney disease
  • You have hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid gland)
  • You have a personal or family history of muscular problems
  • You have had muscle problems after taking other similar medicines
  • You have liver problems
  • You frequently consume large amounts of alcohol
  • You are taking or have recently taken fusidic acid for a bacterial infection
  • You have severe respiratory problems.

If you are allergic to soy or peanut, Fluvastatin may be unsuitable for you – the capsule contains soya lecithin.

Some other medicines may interact with Fluvastatin. This could impact the effectiveness of either (or both) of the medicines. Otherwise, the combination could increase your risk of certain side effects. These medicines include:

  • Immunosuppressant drugs (Ciclosporin)
  • Certain antibiotic or antifungal agents (rifampicin, fluconazole)
  • Other medicines which regulate lipid levels (gemfibrozil, fenofibrate)
  • Phenytoin (for epilepsy)
  • Anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin)
  • Glibenclamide (for diabetes)
  • Colchicines (for gout).

The above list is not exhaustive. Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

 

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about High Cholesterol?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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