LIVALO® (pitavastatin) tablets is a prescription medicine that, along with diet, has been approved for the treatment of high cholesterol. LIVALO has not been studied to evaluate its effect on reducing heart-related disease or death.
You might be aware that cholesterol is made in the liver. But did you know approximately 75% of all drugs processed in the body share a common metabolic pathway in the liver? When drugs that share this pathway are taken together, a drug interaction may occur.
LIVALO is mainly metabolized apart from this common metabolic pathway and may be less likely to interact with drugs that depend on this pathway.
To learn more about potential drug interactions that may occur with LIVALO or other medications, talk to your doctor and ask whether LIVALO may be right for you.
Drug Interactions with LIVALO
- If you are taking cyclosporine, do not take LIVALO.
- Caution should be taken when using LIVALO in combination with other cholesterol drugs like niacin and fibrates, as this may increase your risk of serious muscle problems. Avoid use with gemfibrozil.
- Some drugs, like erythromycin and rifampin, may lead to drug interactions requiring a lower maximum daily dose of LIVALO, when used in combination.