Livalo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce cholesterol. Livalo is an adjunctive therapy to a low-fat diet. Livalo is also known by its drug name, Pitavastatin.
Livalo is a statin. Statins are believed to work by stopping the body from producing cholesterol and promoting the reabsorption of existing cholesterol.
How do I take it?
Livalo is generally taken once daily.
Livalo comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Livalo lists common side effects including diarrhea, constipation, and pain in muscles, back, or extremities.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Livalo include myopathy and rhabdomyolysis, which are types of muscle damage.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to statins during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Livalo – Kowa
Statins – MedlinePlus
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