- Type: Not a Statin
- Manufacturer: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
- Dosage: 180mg
- Average Price: $375 for 30 pills
Many people who suffer from high blood cholesterol levels often observe specific diets and use medicines that are intended to raise or lower cholesterol levels. Cholesterol problems can negatively affect a human's health and lead to serious consequences that can even cause a stroke or heart attack.
Cholesterol lowering therapy should begin with a visit to the doctor, because any self-treatment in this situation is not appropriate. The doctor may prescribe special medicines to lower the "dangerous" cholesterol or to raise the "good" cholesterol levels.
One of such drugs is the drug Nexletol. This is a prescription medicine and is available in pharmacies only with a doctor's prescription. Complete therapy with Nexletol includes special diet and physical exercises that will help to achieve positive treatment results.
This medication has a number of contraindications. First of all, it is contraindicated to people under the age of 18. This medicine isn’t recommended for people with heart or kidney diseases. People with liver diseases should take Nexletol with extreme caution and only as recommended by their healthcare professional.
Pregnancy and lactation are in the list of contraindications to the use of Nexletol. There is a risk that it can harm the baby through the mother's body or through the breast milk. Therefore, be sure to warn your doctor about your pregnancy before using any medications. Tell your doctor about your plans to get pregnant if you have any. This is important, since you must protect the organism of the unborn child from any danger and possible health problems.
You should warn your doctor about any symptoms and diseases that you have or have had recently.
The drug Nexletol may interact negatively with other medications and substances. Therefore, you should tell your doctor about the medications, vitamins, and food supplements you usually take. Nexletol can harm the action of other drugs, and it may cause some unwanted reactions in the body because of the interaction of different medications and substances.
It is not recommended to take Nexletol if you need to take the drug Pravastatin, as well as Simvastatin, as this will increase the likelihood of worsening muscle weakness and pain.
Method of Application
Nexletol is a prescription drug. It must be taken completely according to the instructions given by your healthcare provider. The exact dosage can only be set by the medical professional and only he or she can change it.
Typically, the course of treatment includes taking 1 tablet of the medicine 1 once a day at the same time. The recommended time is evening period. The time of having meals has no meaning when using Nexletol.
Therapy may include frequent blood tests to keep your cholesterol levels under control. Your doctor should always monitor your treatment results.
The majority of medicines have a number of side effects, and Nexletol is not an exception. Common side effects include back pain, muscle cramps, anemia, and abdominal pain, as well as pain in the legs or arms, and bronchitis.
The most common side effects occur in the following cases: among elderly patients; among patients who are taking corticosteroids or antibiotics; among patients with renal insufficiency.
You should immediately consult with your doctor if during the treatment you begin to experience any disturbing symptoms that cause you discomfort.
Take the drug in full compliance with the instructions for use and the doctor's recommendations.