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Pivasta 4 mg tablet belongs to a class of drugs best known as statins. Pitavastatin is the active ingredient present in Pivasta. This drug is mainly used to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease in the body. Cholesterol is a substance that builds up in blood vessels and causes narrowing.
Pitavastatin is given to administer the level of cholesterol in the body, reducing the production of fatty substances. Pivasta blocks HMG-CoA-reductase (an enzyme) that makes cholesterol. The medicine effectively lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol and triglycerides) while improving HDL (“good” cholesterol). High cholesterol increases the chances of heart disease.
Pivasta is generally considered a safe medicine for long-term use. The doctor will determine the correct dose after thoroughly examining you and understanding your condition's severity.
It is good to take the drug at the same time each day. It can be taken with or without mean. If you take this medicine empty stomach and suffer from stomach upset, you can switch to taking it after meals. Following the workout and diet plan as determined by your doctor is essential. Continue the treatment even if you feel well, as discontinuation may worsen your condition and increase the risk of heart disease.
Keep your cholesterol level frequently checked to monitor your progress. A healthy diet, regular exercise, moderate alcohol intake, avoiding smoking and eating food high in fat are some precautions to follow to experience desired results.
The medicine is contraindicated in people who have an allergy to the ingredients.
— You must inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine, including Pitavastatin.
— Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any medical condition, and also inform him about your medical history. It is also essential to tell your doctor about the medicines you are taking currently so that drug interaction does not occur.
— If you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant, you must consult your doctor before taking medicine.
— If you are breastfeeding, inform your doctor about it.
— It is essential to follow the diet and workout regime that the doctor will fix along with the medicine for the best results.
— One should try to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the period of treatment.
Sometimes the medicines you take may not be safe if you take them with other medicines. Taking them together can have bad effects. Pitavastatin may interact with the following medicines:
It may also interact with other medicines as well. Hence it is advisable to inform your doctor about the complete list of medicines that may interact with Pitavastatin.
Some common side effects of the medication include constipation, back pain, muscle weakness, joint pain, loose motions, nausea, chest pain, allergy, and dizziness.
There may be other side effects as well. As mentioned above, the side effects often subside after some time. However, if it persists for a long, you must visit a doctor.