Fluvastatin

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


The manufacturer reports that fluvastatin is excreted into breastmilk, but no relevant published information was found as of the revision date. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, the consensus is that fluvastatin should not be used during breastfeeding.


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date. However, the manufacturer reports that milk concentrations of fluvastatin is twice that of the mother's serum concentration. No further study details are provided.[1]

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Cholestyramine,Colesevelam,Colestipol


References:


1. Lescol capsules and Lescol XL tablets package insert. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. East Hanover, NJ. April 2006



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Fluvastatin

CAS Registry Number:

93957-54-1

Drug Class:


  • Antilipemic Agents

  • Anticholesteremic Agents

  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    483


    Last Revision Date:


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