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Pivasta (Pitavastatin)

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Active Ingredient

Pitavastatin

Manufacturer

Zydus Cardiva

Origin

India

Reference

N/A

What is Pivasta (Pitavastatin) used for?

Pivasta (Pitavastatin) belongs to a class of medicines called statins. Statins are used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in patients with high levels. Pitavastatin also increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels.

Pitavastatin inhibits an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. This helps to reduce the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol and triglycerides.

How should I use Pivasta (Pitavastatin)?

Pivasta comes in a strip of 10 tablets. Three different dosages are available: 1mg tablets, 2mg tablets, and 4mg tablets.

In most people without any contravening factors (such as liver or kidney disease), an initial dose of 2mg per day is prescribed, with a maintenance dose of 1mg to 4mg per day depending on how you respond. The maximum daily dosage should not exceed 4mg per day.

Follow the dosing instructions provided by your doctor, as this will vary from person to person.

Pivasta tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, and can be taken with or without food.

Take Pivasta for as long as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it if you feel better.

What are the side effects of Pivasta (Pitavastatin)?

Pitavastatin can result in some unwanted side effects.

Pitavastatin may cause liver problems. This risk in increased in patients with heavy alcohol consumption.

Muscle problems (myopathy) have been reported with Pitavastatin. Tell your doctor if you experience any unexplained muscle pain or tenderness.

The most common side effects of Pitavastatin are back pain, constipation, and diarrhea.

More severe side effects that will require medical attention include:

  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
  • change in the amount of urine produced
  • confusion, memory problems, mental or mood changes (eg, depression)
  • muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (with or without fever or fatigue)
  • symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine; pale stools; severe or persistent nausea, loss of appetite, or stomach pain; unusual tiredness; yellowing of the skin or eyes)

Please Note

You must not take Pivasta if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in pitavastatin
  • you have liver problems or unexplained abnormal liver function tests
  • you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • you are taking cyclosporine or gemfibrozil

Before taking Pivasta, tell your doctor if you:

  • are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • are able to become pregnant
  • are taking any other medicines, particularly colchicine, cyclosporine, daptomycin, erythromycin, fibrates (fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, etc), niacin, rifampin or warfarin
  • have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • have diabetes, kidney problems, low blood pressure, a serious infection, or a history of seizures
  • have muscle problems (eg, pain, weakness), an underactive thyroid, or if you are dehydrated
  • have metabolism, hormonal, endocrine, or electrolyte problems
  • drink alcohol or have a history of liver problems or alcohol abuse
  • are on dialysis or have recently had major surgery or a serious injury
Pivasta (Pitavastatin)