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Pitavastatin (Livalo)

Also known as Livalo

Pitavastatin (usually as a calcium salt) is a member of the medication class of statins, marketed in the United States under the trade name Livalo. Like other statins, it is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme that catalyses the first step of cholesterol synthesis. It has been available in Japan since 2003, and is being marketed under licence in South Korea and in India. It is likely that pitavastatin will be approved for use in hypercholesterolaemia (elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood) and for the prevention of cardiovascular disease outside South and Southeast Asia as well. In the US, it received FDA approval in 2009.

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Estimated Total Cost: $92.96 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed pitavastatin to treat rabies, blastomycosis, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take pitavastatin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking pitavastatin most commonly experience side effects like constipation, back pain, and muscle pain.

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