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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pivalo 2. Please consult your doctor.
Pivalo 2 is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful eff... View More
Pivalo 2 is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Pivalo 2 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Pivalo 2 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pivalo 2 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pivalo 2 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pivalo 2 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Pival... View More
Pivalo 2 belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty... View More
Uses of Pivalo 2
- High cholesterol
Side effects of Pivalo 2
- Muscle pain
How to use Pivalo 2
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pivalo 2 may be taken with... View More
How Pivalo 2 works
Pivalo 2 is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. I... View More
What if you forget to take Pivalo 2?
If you miss a dose of Pivalo 2, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your ... View More
- It can be taken with or without food at any time of the day.
- It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and a low-fat diet to lower the levels of fat in the blood.
- Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain.
- Your doctor may check your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver proble... View More
- Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes before starting treatment with this medicine. If you are diabetic, monitor your... View More
- Do not take Pivalo 2 if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Hypercholesterolaemia, Hyperlipidaemias, Mixed dyslipidaemia, Cardiovascular disease,
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Hypercholesterolemia Adult: 2 mg once daily. May increase to 4 mg qDay if necessary. Hepatic Impairment Contraindicated in active liver dis... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment: Moderate to severe (CrCl 15-60 mL/min, not on haemodialysis) and ESRD (on haemodialysis): Initial: 1 mg once daily. Max: 2 mg once dai... View More
Patients with a known hypersensitivity to any component of this products. Pitavastatin is contraindicated in patients with active liver disease , which ... View More
Mode of Action
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, inhibits rate-limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis by competitively inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
Patient w/ predisposing factors for myopathy; alcoholism. Renal impairment. Monitoring Parameters Monitor lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, trig... View More
Liver enzyme abnormalities, myalgia, muscle spasm, back pain, diarrhoea, constipation, pain in extremities, arthralgia, headache, dizziness, influenza, ... View More
Increased bioavailability w/ erythromycin and rifampicin. Increased risk of myopathy/rhabdomyolysis w/ gemfibrozil, colchicine, niacin and other fibrate... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More