Livalo Medication Information
Livalo® (pitavastatin) is available only by prescription and is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It works by blocking a certain enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body.
This medicine is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medications you are taking before prescribing Livalo. You may not be able to take this drug if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, or thyroid.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this medication, Livalo can cause side effects, such as diarrhea, constipation, and muscle pain. Reactions to this medicine are typically mild and easy to treat.
This product comes in tablet form and is usually taken once daily. Livalo should be used in addition to a low-cholesterol diet.
(Click Livalo for more information on this medication. This article covers how this prescription drug works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)