What is Pitavastatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Livalo

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Pitavastatin is used to reduce the amount of fatty substances in your blood such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
4
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pitavastatin

Side effect Patients
Muscle soreness 1
Whole body ache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pitavastatin

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
2 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pitavastatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Pitavastatin

Duration

Currently taking Pitavastatin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Pitavastatin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Pitavastatin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
ezetimibe (Zetia) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pitavastatin.