What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Livalo Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
This condition is characterized by high cholesterol levels. There are two types of cholesterol: high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which are considered healthy, and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are considered unhealthy. This condition develops over time with few symptoms but increases the risk for heart disease.
This condition is characterized by high levels of unhealthy cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and low levels of good HDL cholesterol.
Livalo Active Ingredient
Generic Livalo Alternative: pitavastatin-calcium
The active ingredient in Livalo is called pitavastatin. It helps to reduce levels of unhealthy cholesterol, elevating levels of healthy cholesterol. Pitavastatin belongs to a class of medications called statins. One of its main advantages is that it has less negative interactions with other drugs than most other statins. This makes Livalo and its generic alternatives more convenient to use and prescribe
Patients can get safe, affordable generic alternatives to Livalo through our international online pharmacy.
General Drug Information
What is Livalo and What Is It Used For?
Livalo is prescribed to patients to lower levels of bad cholesterol and fats in the blood and raise good cholesterol. High levels of bad cholesterol (known as LDL) and fats like triglycerides can block arteries and are associated with increased risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Livalo belongs to a group of drugs – known as statins – which reduce the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver. Together with a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes such as exercise, this medicine can help patients minimize the risk of heart disease and stroke. Losing weight and stopping smoking can also significantly reduce risk.
Usage and Application
Livalo should be taken orally, with or without food, usually once daily. Dosage is prescribed by a physician and depends on the patient’s condition, response to treatment and any other medications the patient is taking.
Before the start of treatment, patients need to discuss all medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.
Patients should take Livalo regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. It is advisable to take this medication at the same time each day. Patients should continue to use Livalo even if they feel well. It may be as many as four weeks before its full effect manifests.
Livalo may interact with some other cholesterol drugs such as bile acid-binding resins. Take Livalo at least one hour before, or at least four hours after taking medications like cholestyramine or colestipol as these medications can prevent Livalo’s full absorption by the body.
For best results, Livalo should be combined with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise
Considerations Before Taking Livalo
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Livalo, as well as a patient’s medical history (especially any history of liver or kidney disease). Regular alcohol use is also a factor that should be discussed.
Patients will need to limit alcohol consumption as regular use may increase the risk of liver disease when combined with Livalo.
Older people are likely to be more sensitive to some negative side effects, such as muscle problems
Patients about to undergo surgery or dental procedures need to inform their doctor or dentist of all medications and supplements they are taking.
Livalo may harm an unborn baby and should not be used during pregnancy. Female patients need to discuss reliable birth control methods with their doctor before starting treatment. Those who suspect they may be pregnant need to alert their doctor right away.
It is not known whether Livalo passes into breast milk. Since there are possible risks to infants, it is not recommended to take this medication while breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Livalo should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Livalo
Drug interactions may change the way Livalo works and can increase the risk of side effects. The text below contains some examples of medicines that may negatively interact with Livalo.
Before starting treatment patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Other medications may affect the way Livalo is removed from the body. These include macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin, rifamycins such as rifampin and immunosuppressant cyclosporine.
Red yeast rice products contain the statin lovastatin which may cause serious muscle and liver problems when taken together with Livalo. It is important to avoid all red yeast rice products while undergoing treatment with this medication.
Most people taking Livalo do so safely without any negative side effects.
A small number of people may experience mild memory problems or confusion.
In some rare cases, statins like this medication may cause or worsen diabetes.
A small number of patients may develop muscle problems which can develop into rhabdomyolysis or autoimmune myopathy, both serious conditions. It is important to monitor for symptoms like muscle pain or tenderness, unusual tiredness, and fever, as well as changes in the amount of urine.
There is also a small risk of developing liver problems. Signs include stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, dark urine, and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Serious allergic reactions to Livalo are rare, yet patients should be aware of rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
How to Store Livalo
Livalo should be stored at room temperature away from light or moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Livalo coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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