LIVALO® (pitavastatin) tablets (LIV-ah-lo) − Consumer Brief Summary Information, Cont’d
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”
• The effect of LIVALO on cardiovascular morbidity and
mortality has not been determined.
What is the most important information I should talk with my
• 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.
• Tell your healthcare provider of a known or suspected
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
• Back pain
• Muscle pain
• Pain in the legs or arms
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
prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or
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:
• Other drugs for high cholesterol (i.e., 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
• 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
• Do not exceed 4 mg once daily dosing of LIVALO.
• Swallow the tablet whole. Do not split, crush, dissolve,
• If you take too much LIVALO or you or someone else
takes an overdose, call your doctor and/or local Poison
LIV-RA-0110 PI of 11/2016
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
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