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LIVALO® (pitavastatin) tablets (LIV-ah-lo) – Consumer Brief Summary Information Information for Patients about LIVALO® (pitavastatin) tablets: Please read this information carefully before you, or your family member, start taking LIVALO and each time your prescription is refilled in case anything has changed or new information has become available. This information is not meant to take the place of discussions with your healthcare provider. Talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist if there is something you do not understand or if you want to learn more about LIVALO. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for taking LIVALO. What is LIVALO? • LIVALO is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of cholesterol-lowering medicines called “statins.” • LIVALO, along with diet, lowers total cholesterol, “bad” cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglycerides. It can also raise “good” cholesterol (HDL-C). • The effect of LIVALO on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been determined. What is the most important information I should talk with my doctor about? • Call your healthcare provider or get help right away if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, or hives. • Muscle problems may be an early sign of rare, serious conditions. Tell your doctor right away if you have any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever, or if these muscle signs or symptoms persist after discontinuing LIVALO. • Serious liver problems have been reported rarely in patients taking statins, including LIVALO. Your doctor should do liver tests before you start, and if you have symptoms of liver problems while you are taking LIVALO. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you feel more tired than usual, have a loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark-colored urine, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. • Increases in blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including LIVALO. • Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications you take including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. • Tell your doctor about your alcohol use. Who should NOT take LIVALO? Do not take LIVALO if: • You have a known allergy to LIVALO or any of its ingredients. • You have active liver problems which may include some abnormal liver test results. • You are nursing, pregnant; or may become pregnant, as it may harm the baby. • You are currently taking cyclosporine. What are the most common side effects of LIVALO? The most common side effects of LIVALO in clinical studies were: • Back pain • Muscle pain • Constipation • Pain in the legs or arms • Diarrhea This is not a complete list of side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of all drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Can other medications affect my treatment with LIVALO? Yes, other medications may affect LIVALO; you should consult with your doctor if you take any of the following: • Erythromycin • Rifampin • Gemfibrozil • Other drugs for high cholesterol (ie., fenofibrates, niacin) What should I tell my doctor before taking LIVALO? Tell your doctor if: • You are allergic to LIVALO, or any of its ingredients; you may get a full list of ingredients from your doctor or pharmacist. • You are having or have been told you have active liver or kidney disease. • You are pregnant, think you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. • You are taking other medications, discuss all medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, with your doctor. • You consume alcoholic beverages. • You are diabetic or have been told you may develop diabetes as the doctor may wish you to monitor your blood glucose more closely. How should I store and take LIVALO? • Store LIVALO at room temperature, in a dry place, protected from light, and keep out of the reach of children. • LIVALO can be taken at any time of day, with or without food. • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not split, crush, dissolve, or chew. • If you take too much LIVALO or you or someone else takes an overdose, call your doctor and/or local Poison Control Center. LIV-RA-0087 10/2013 The information provided is not complete. Please see the full Prescribing Information available at www.LivaloRx.com. LIVALO® is a trademark of the Kowa group of companies. LIVALO is available by prescription only. LIVALO is marketed by: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Montgomery, AL 36117 USA © Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. (2016) - All rights reserved. LIV-MT-2292 October 2016


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