Pitavastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins.". Pitavastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).What is the dose range for pitavastatin?
The dose range for Pitavastatin tablets is 1 to 4 mg orally once daily at any time of the day with or without food. The recommended starting dose is 2 mg and the maximum dose is 4 mg. The starting dose and maintenance doses of Pitavastatin tablets should be individualized according to patient characteristics, such as goal of therapy and response.Is Livalo (pitavastatin) a statin?
Livalo (pitavastatin) is a statin. Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications that help to lower "bad" cholesterol (called LDL) by blocking cholesterol production in the liver. Statins can also raise "good" cholesterol (called HDL).What are the side effects of pitavastatin?
Pitavastatin can cause the breakdown of muscle tissue, which can lead to kidney failure. This happens more often in older adults or people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).