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Pivasta 4Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Pitavastatin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Pivasta 4Mg Tablet is a medication used to lower high levels of blood cholestrol and triglycerides in patients. It helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases by increasing the level of good cholestrol in your body. It belongs to the class of drugs known as statin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor) that reduces production of fatty acids in our body.

It is advised that you should refrain from using Pivasta 4Mg Tablet if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breastfeeding, have liver problems, allergic to the medicine or any ingredients in it, or taking gemfibrozil or cyclosporin. You should also consult your doctor before taking Pivasta 4Mg Tablet if you have underactive thyroids, muscle problems, hormonal, endocrine, electrolyte or metabolism problems, on dialysis, taking warfarin, have history of alcohol abuse, diabetes, infection, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or taking any medicines or supplements.

There are no major side effects of Pivasta 4Mg Tablet but you may experience constipation, back pain, and diarrhoea. You should consult your doctor if the effects last for long durations.

Pivasta 4Mg Tablet is available only as tablets to be taken orally. You can have them with or without food but you should consult your doctor regarding the appropiate dosage.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

increased cholesterol levels in blood

increased triglycerides levels in blood

In addition to its intended effect, Pivasta 4Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Musculoskeletal (bone

muscle or joint) pain




Increased liver enzymes

Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood


Joint swelling

Increased glucose level in blood.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Livastat 4mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Livastat 4mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect kidney function?

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate kidney disease. Not advisable in patients with the severe kidney disease.

Does this affect liver function?

Not advisable in patients with the active liver disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Pivasta 4Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Novazen Pharmaceuticals
Zydus Cadila

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Pitavastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Pivasta 4Mg Tablet is used to treat bad cholesterol. This drug regulates cholesterol synthesis through prevention of the secretion of the liver enzyme and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase. As a consequence an enhancement in LDL-receptor is noticed.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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