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PIVASTA 4 MG TABLET

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Composition for PIVASTA

Pitavastatin(4 mg)

food interaction for PIVASTA

alcohol interaction for PIVASTA

pregnancy interaction for PIVASTA

lactation interaction for PIVASTA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pivasta 4 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pivasta 4 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Pivasta 4 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for PIVASTA

Pitavastatin(4 mg)

Uses

Pivasta 4 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.

How it works

Pivasta 4 mg tablet blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Pain in extremity, Liver enzyme increased, Back pain, Breakdown of damaged muscle tissue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Muscle disorder, Muscle pain

Common Dosage for PIVASTA 4 MG TABLET

Patients taking PIVASTA 4 MG TABLET

  • 93%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A week
  • 3%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for PIVASTA

2 Substitutes
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  • PIVASTA 4MG TABLET
    (2 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 67.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 135
    pay 314% more per tablet
  • LIVASTAT 4MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Novazen Pharmaceuticals
    Rs. 20/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 200
    pay 23% more per tablet

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Expert advice for PIVASTA

  • Maintain dietary restrictions while on treatment.
  • Stop taking pitavastatin and contact your doctor immediately, if you experience unexplained pain, weakness and tenderness in muscles,  accompanied with fever and a feeling of discomfort (malaise), fits (uncontrolled seizures), elevated levels of creatine kinase, very low blood pressure (hypotension) or any other medical emergency.
  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), renal or liver diseases or muscle disorders, before starting pitavastatin treatment.
  • You should be regularly monitored for liver function test to check rise in liver enzyme levels (transaminases) and blood glucose and Hb1Ac levels are recommended.
  • Take extreme care to avoid pregnancy if you are taking pitavastatin or any other statins and consult your doctor immediately if you get to know that you are pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for PIVASTA

Pitavastatin

Q.Pitavastatin is superior to atorvastatin?
Pitavastatin and atorvastatin are different drugs belonging to the same class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statins) and have the same mechanism of action. Their use in different conditions may vary depending upon individual response and therefore comparison between the two drugs cannot be drawn. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding their use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)