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Known as Alipza internationally


What is Livalo?

Livalo is prescribed to decrease the blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides, to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). This medication is often used together with a low-fat diet, along with other treatments to help those who cannot lower their cholesterol levels with diet and exercise alone.

You can buy Livalo (Pitavastatin) at My Drug Center. We have the Livalo generic, called Pitavastatin, available for purchase as well.


How does Livalo work?

Livalo comes in tablet form for oral administration. It contains the active ingredient Pitavastatin and belongs to a group of drugs called statins. The Pitavastatin dosage in this medication works by blocking the cholesterol-synthesizing enzyme. that controls the rate of cholesterol production. When this enzyme is blocked, the rate of cholesterol that the liver produces is lowered. By improving cholesterol levels, this medication can help slow the development of hearat disease; it can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Before taking Livalo or the Pitavastatin generic, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Livalo orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Livalo at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Pitavastatin dosage in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. 

Diet and exercise is usually prescribed along side Lipitor to help improve the effect of the medication. It is best to stick to lifestyle change agreed upon your doctor to ensure that Livalo provides the best treatment.

This medication can interact with several other medications, so it is important that you take it as is prescribed. You should not suddenly stop taking this drug or change your dosage without consulting your doctor first. Stopping this medication suddenly can cause unwanted side effects.


Livalo or the Pitavastatin generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Livalo . Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to problems with blood flow to the brain, diabetes, heart problems, problems with your nervous system problems, low white blood cell count, problems swallowing, and troubles breathing while asleep. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Pitavastatin.

Before you take Livalo, tell your doctor if you have seizures, kidney disease, heart disease, high/low blood pressure, thyroid disease, or muscle aches osr weakness.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself

Alcohol use while taking Livalo can increase the risk of liver damage. Limit or avoid alcohol altogether while taking Livalo . Additionally you can speak with your doctor regarding the acceptable limits of alcohol while using this medication.

Side Effects

Side effects for Livalo are:

Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, gas, heartburn, headache, and mild muscle pain.

More serious Livalo side effects can be:

Muscle wasting and muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), confusions or memory problems, fever, dark urine, increased thirst or hunger, drowsiness, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).

If any side effects of Pitavastatin become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Livalo used for?

Pitavastatin, which is the generic name for Livalo, is a medication that is used alongside a proper diet to lower “bad” cholesterol and fats and raise “good” cholesterol in the blood. This medication goes to work by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering “bad” cholesterol and raising “good” cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. In order to purchase this medication, you do need a valid prescription. It does come in two different doses, and those are 2mg and 4mg. It also is known by the name Alipza on an international level.


What are the side effects of Livalo?

Some of the most common side effects of Livalo include; muscle pain, back pain, joint pain, pain in the arms and legs, diarrhea, constipation, skin rash, headache, sore throat, stuffy and runny nose, and flu symptoms. While these are some of the most common side effects, they are not all of the side effects that are listed for this medication. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, consult with your doctor.


When is the best time to take Livalo?

While there is no precise time as to when you should take Livalo, you should take it at the same time each day. Or take it exactly as your doctor has directed you.


How long has Livalo been on the market?

Livalo was approved on August 3rd, 2009.


When will generic Livalo be available?

While there is not a generic currently available on the market in the United States, we do have one here at My Drug Center. It is called Pitavastatin. And we have a starting price of 100 pills for $77.00, which is 0.77 cents per pill. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998


How much does Livalo cost?

While Livalo can be expensive without insurance, you may find another affordable option on our website, My Drug Center. 

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