Livalo and the generic alternative pitavastatin are prescription medications used to treat lower levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides in your body and to raise the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol. Pitavastatin works by slowing your liver’s production of cholesterol and decreasing the cholesterol buildup on the walls of your arteries which allows blood to flow easier. Livalo should be taken as part of a treatment plan which may also include exercising, weight control, eating a low-fat diet and stopping smoking.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Livalo:
If you have any of the following pitavastatin side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Livalo?
If you miss a dose of Livalo, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What else is Livalo called?
Livalo is also known as Alipza internationally. Alipza is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication. Generic Livalo is called pitavastatin.