What is Pitavastatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Livalo


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.

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


Based on patients currently taking Pitavastatin

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

Why patients stopped taking Pitavastatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped taking Pitavastatin


Currently taking Pitavastatin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Pitavastatin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
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.