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Generic name: pitavastatin [pit-AV-a-STAT-in]
The brand names are: Livalo Zypitamag
Drug class: statins

What is Zypitamag?

Zypitamag is a component of diet to reduce the levels in the blood of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) (also known as LDL) in order to raise the levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein HDL or HDL) as well as to reduce triglycerides (a kind of fat found in the blood).

Zypitamag helps treat high levels of cholesterol in adults. The reduction in cholesterol can aid in preventing the development of heart diseases as well as the hardening of arteries, which can result in heart attacks, strokes, and vascular diseases.

Livalo is a brand of pitavastatin. Livalo version is a type of pitavastatin that can also be utilized to manage an inheritable form of high cholesterol that affects children who are 8 or older.Zypitamag could be used for other purposes that are not covered in this guide.

Side effects of Zypitamag

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

In rare instances, Zypitamag could cause an illness that causes the degeneration of the skeletal muscle, which can cause renal failure. Consult your doctor immediately. If you experience unidentified muscular discomfort, tenderness, or weakness, especially when you are also suffering from fever and fatigue that is unusual or dark-colored urine,

Make sure to contact your doctor at any time if you suffer from:

  • Issues with memory, confusion, and other problems;
  • The weakness of your muscles in your shoulders, hips, neck, and back;
  • Difficulties getting your arms up and your feet up;
  • Kidney issues: vomiting or discomfort in your lower back; no or no urination; swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • Problems with the liver: loss of appetite, stomach discomfort (upper right side) fatigue, dark urine, stools that are clay-colored, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Common negative side effects of Zypitamag could include:

  • Muscle pain;
  • Discomfort in your arms or legs;
  • Lower back pain
  • Diarrhea, constipation.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Seek advice from your doctor for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. It is possible to report any adverse allergic reactions or symptoms to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is recommended not to use Zypitamag when you suffer from any liver problems (including the abnormality of liver enzymes) or if you also use Cyclosporine.Do not use Zypitamag if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Zypitamag could cause the breakdown of muscle tissue, which could result in kidney failure. Consult your doctor immediately when you experience unidentified muscle tenderness, pain, or weakness. This is especially true when you experience fatigue, an unusually high fever, or dark urine.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Zypitamag in case you are allergic to the substance or suffer from any of the following:

  • The liver (including the abnormality of liver enzymes);
  • If you are pregnant or nursing,
  • If you're taking cyclosporine,

Do not take it if you're expecting. Zypitamag can harm the unborn baby. Utilize the most effective contraception to stop pregnancy. Stop taking this medication and inform your doctor at any time if you fall pregnant.

Don't breastfeed while taking Zypitamag.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Liver disease;
  • A thyroid disorder;
  • If you drink a lot of alcohol,

Zypitamag could cause the destruction of muscle tissue, which could result in kidney failure. This is more frequent among older people or those with kidney disease or uncontrolled thyroid disease (underactive thyroid).

Don't give the medication to children without medical guidance.

How to take Zypitamag?

Follow the instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.

Zypitamag can be taken in combination with or without food; however, you must take your dose at the same times throughout the day.You'll require regular blood tests.

You might have to cease using Zypitamag for an indefinite period when you experience:

  • Uncontrolled seizures;
  • The imbalance of electrolytes (such as excessive levels of potassium or high or low levels of potassium concentrations in the blood);
  • Extremely low blood pressure;
  • A severe illness or illness
  • Dehydration
  • Surgical procedure or medical emergency.

Zypitamag is only a small part of a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates exercise, diet, and weight loss. Make sure you follow your diet, medications, and exercise regimens carefully.Maintain at room temperature and away from heat, humidity, and light.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

It is important to take your medication in the shortest time possible. However, do not take your missed dosage if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of foods that are high in cholesterol or fat; Zypitamag is not as effective.

Drinking alcohol can increase the level of triglycerides and could increase the risk of damage to your liver.

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your doctor of the other medicines you are taking. Similar to Zypitamag, certain other drugs could increase the chances of having serious problems with your muscles, particularly:

  • Colchicine;
  • Gemfibrozil;
  • Fenofibric acid;
  • Fenofibrate
  • Drugs that contain the ingredient niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin, and many more).

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications can affect Zypitamag, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.



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