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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 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.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Livalo?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Livalo dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take a few weeks before this drug has full effect. Continue to take this medication at the same time everyday to ensure a successful treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule and do not take a double dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if Livalo can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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