Pitavastatin Tablets (Livalo®)

Elliott, William T.; Chan, James
October 2009
Internal Medicine Alert;10/15/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p149
The article offers information on the seventh HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor pitavastatin for patients with primary hyperlipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia. It is stated that pitavastatin decreases the level of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), apolipoprotein B (Apo B), and triglycerides (TG). It adds that the suggested starting dose for the drug is 2 milligrams per day in which the dosage may be increased if lowering of LDL-C is insufficient.


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