Livalo

Active Ingredient(s): Pitavastatin Calcium
FDA Approved: * August 3, 2009
Pharm Company: * KOWA
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Livalo Overview

Pitavastatin (usually as a calcium salt) is a member of the blood cholesterol lowering medication class of statins,[1] marketed in the United States under the trade name Livalo, and in European Union and Russia under the trade name Livazo. 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 in South Korea and in India.[2] ...

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livola 2mg

side effects ## Did you mean Livalo, which contains Pitavastatin? This is a statin drug used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Read more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I was taking livola with good results, my cholesterol numbers were improving drasticly however the pain I had in one shoulder increased dramaticly and spread to the other shoulder and the muscles and tendons about my knee joints became so weak that my knees wrench with the most common motion, I stopper the livola but the pain and weakness persists ## My liver numbers are going up. Could I cut the Livola pill in half? ## I am on 1 mg every other day so cutting it in half should be fine. Even with that little bit I am having symp...

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Livalo Side Effects and Kidneys

My spouse was prescribed Livalo to lower cholesterol. The cholesterol response was positive. The Total Cholesterol went from an average of 238 to an average of 160. Mission accomplished but ....... My spouse spent the worst 6 months of her life enduring a baffling array of maladies. The various side-effects progressed with time and did not seem to have a relationship with the drug. Kinda' a "creeping blunder" type of response. The first indications of "change" in her quality of life were: -Insomnia -Fatigue -Loss of Zest -Aching Then some new conditions appeared: -Dry, Itching Skin -Dry, Crusty Eyes -Darkening Urine At the fifth month: -Burping -Gas -Pronounced Pain Under Rib Cage on right Side -Reflux type symptoms One Day: -Pain in Stomach Below Rib Cage that was a...

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Side effect mood changes

any spouse or patient report bad mood changes. Bad attitude and short temper ## Yes, these statin medications for lowering cholesterol are well known to cause all kinds of odd side effects, sometimes so severe that someone has to stop taking them. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is the patient on any other medications? There are many that can cause those types of issues.

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Livalo/pitavastatin/pivasta

Are these three all basically the same drug? I'm taking Livalo now (too expensive) Will pivasta be the same result? (much less expensive) ## Hello, Karen! How are you? Yes, Pitavastatin is the active ingredient, Livalo and Pivasta are just brand names for it. This medication is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Livalo problems

I have been taking Livalo since March 2013. It is now September 2013, and I am having the following problems from it: 1. General muscle weakness 2. pain in hips, knees, ankles and feet 3. Memory loss/mood changes 4. stomach problems (tightness, gas) for which the doctors can find no other physical cause. These symptoms took a while, after I started taking Livalo, to manifest. But in the last four weeks have showed up like gangbusters. I had told my cardiologist when he prescribed them that statins have always caused me problems and that I had not taken any for 2-3 year because of that. He was insistent that I take it, saying the Livalo didn't cause as many problems as other statins. Well, after being through most of the statins over the last 10 year (and finding problems with all of...

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Livola Side Effects

i was taking livola to lower my cholesterol, it was working but, I find myself suffering from increasing muscle weakness and joint pain particularly in my shoulders and knees, it seem that my muscles are not strong enough to stabilize my joints, I stopped the livola but the joint pain has not subsided and the weakness is worse, I find a large loss of subcutaneous tissue that is not fat is this all a predicted or predictable side effece? ## Yes, those types of side effects are known to happen with all the statin class medications that are used to help lower cholesterol and many people have to stop taking them because of the problems. Learn more Livalo details here. How long ago did you stop taking it? If you were taking it for several months or more, then it can take several weeks for yo...

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Livalo Side Effects

severe lower back/leg pain ## Interestingly enough, side effects of Livalo (Pitavastatin) do list back pain as well as muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Referenced from: Have you talked to your doctor about switching meds?

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Coupons For Livalo

I need discount coupons for Livalo ## If you don't have prescription insurance coverage, the manufacturer does have a program to help with this, under their Lilly Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program. You can call them for more information at 800-545-6962. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

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Generic For Livalo

is there a generic pill for livalo? ## Information I've gathered states the following: A generic version of Livalo (pitavastatin) is not available. This medication is protected by patents and exclusivity rights that prevent a generic version of the drug from being manufactured in the United States. The earliest predictable date that a generic Livalo product could become available is in May or June 2015, after the first patent expires. NOTE: Pitavastatin is the active ingredient in Livalo, but it is not a generic version of it. Once the drug goes off-patent, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic Livalo drug. I hope this information helps!

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pitavastatin Calcium
  • Tablet: 1mg, 2mg, 4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Livalo: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-4770 Livalo 1 mg Oral Tablet by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0002-4771 Livalo 2 mg Oral Tablet by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0002-4772 Livalo 4 mg Oral Tablet by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 66869-104 Livalo 1 mg Oral Tablet by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • 66869-204 Livalo 2 mg Oral Tablet by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • 66869-404 Livalo 4 mg Oral Tablet by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Pitavastatin Calcium or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

Related Livalo Topics:

Livalo Side Effects and Kidneys
My spouse was prescribed Livalo to lower cholesterol. The cholesterol response was positive. The Total Cholesterol went ... 3 replies
Livalo problems
I have been taking Livalo since March 2013. It is now September 2013, and I am having the following problems from it: 1.... 2 replies
Livalo/pitavastatin/pivasta
Are these three all basically the same drug? I'm taking Livalo now (too expensive) Will pivasta be the same result? ... 1 reply
Livalo Side Effects
severe lower back/leg pain ## Interestingly enough, side effects of Livalo (Pitavastatin) do list back pain as well as m... 1 reply
Coupons For Livalo
I need discount coupons for Livalo ## If you don't have prescription insurance coverage, the manufacturer does have ... 1 reply
Generic For Livalo
is there a generic pill for livalo? ## Information I've gathered states the following: A generic version of Livalo (... 1 reply
Side effects & effectiveness of LIVALO
i am considering using LIVALO over 40 mg of VYTORIN to lower my total cholesterol level, raise my HDL cholesterol, lower... 2 replies






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