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Using coenzyme Q10 supplements to manage or prevent statin-induced muscle symptoms

18 February 2022People often buy coenzyme Q10 supplements to help with statin-induced muscle symptoms. However, there is insufficient evidence to recommend its use.

Using miconazole oral gel to treat oral thrush in adults taking a statin

30 November 2021Treatment of oral thrush (candidiasis) with miconazole is complicated by concurrent HMG-CoA reductase (statin) use because of potential for drug interactions.

Statin formulations suggested for adults with swallowing difficulties

1 July 2021A range of statins are suitable for adults with swallowing difficulties.

Is there an interaction between erythromycin and statins?

2 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the evidence for an interaction between erythromycin and statins. Summary: Erythromycin raises the plasma levels of statins which are metabolised…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

Lescol XLNovartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Lescol XL
Tablets m/r 80mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in airtight containers. Protect from light and moisture.
5 August 2022

Lactation Safety Information

Atorvastatin, pravastatin, or rosuvastatin
No published evidence of safety
Low milk levels and minimal absorption by the infant expected, based on the drug’s properties
Monitor infant growth and weight gain
14 October 2022