FDA Approved: * December 20, 2016
Category: Cholesterol

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

Pitavastatin Overview

Pitavastatin (usually as a calcium salt) is a member of the blood cholesterol lowering medication class of statins.[1] Like other statins, it is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme that catalyses the first step of cholesterol synthesis. It was patented in 1987 and approved for medical use in 2003.[2] It is available in Japan, South Korea and in India.[3] In the US, it received FDA approval in 2009.[4] Kowa Pharmaceutica...

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WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS ## Hi, Harry! How are you? Pivasta contains the active ingredient Pitavastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Learn more Pivasta details here. Is there anything else I can help with?

Is Pivasta the equivalent of Lovallo?

Lovallo is prescribed for lowering LDLs is Pivasta its equivalent? ## Pivasta (Pitavastatin) is used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of fatty substances in your blood such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). I have not found specific details about Lovallo in regards to comparing the two drugs, so I'm unable to tell you if these two drugs are "equivalent" in that sense; but according to your description, both drugs do serve the same purpose. I hope this helps!

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 triglycerides,reduce the risk of heart attack & mortality !! ## Livalo contains the active ingredient pitavastatin, it is commonly used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Learn more: Vytorin contains the active ingredients Ezetimibe and Simvastatin, which has also been proven to help lower cholesterol. The side effect profile is the same as that of the Livalo. Are you saying you've chosen one over the other, or are using both? ## Is there truth about Vytorin increasing the chance of cancer ?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

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

NDC Database Records for Pitavastatin: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 60763-030 Pitavastatin 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 60763-031 Pitavastatin 2 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 60763-032 Pitavastatin 4 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 76333-157 Pitavastatin 1.045 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Orient Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • 76333-158 Pitavastatin 2.09 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Orient Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • 76333-159 Pitavastatin 4.18 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Orient Pharma Co., Ltd.

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

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Are these three all basically the same drug? I'm taking Livalo now (too expensive) Will pivasta be the same result? ... 1 reply

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