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Common Livalo Side Effects


The most commonly reported Livalo side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Myalgia (37)
Rhabdomyolysis (37)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (36)
Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased (22)
Dizziness (20)
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (19)
Back Pain (18)
Pyrexia (17)
Muscular Weakness (17)
Pain In Extremity (16)
Decreased Appetite (15)
Vomiting (15)
Hepatic Function Abnormal (13)
Nausea (13)
Muscle Spasms (12)
Arthralgia (12)
Diarrhoea (12)
Asthenia (11)
Headache (11)
Fall (11)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Livalo Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Livalo reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Livalo on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Agranulocytosis
This is a report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA, start time: Mar 22, 2013), combined with:
  • Eldecalcitol
  • Calcium
  • Aromasin
  • Prednisolone
  • Takepron
  • Baktar
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Agranulocytosis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment in female patients, resulting in agranulocytosis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Myalgia
This report suggests a potential Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg Myalgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia and used Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA) starting Apr 15, 2013. Soon after starting Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Myalgia
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as myalgia, may still occur.

Abdominal Pain, Haematochezia, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, Abdominal Distension, Body Temperature Decreased
This Abdominal Pain, Haematochezia, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, Abdominal Distension, Body Temperature Decreased problem was reported by a physician from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Sep 14, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Fluitran
  • Irbesartan
  • Norvasc
  • Aspirin
  • Modipanol
  • Mikelan
  • Flumetholon
  • Sinomin
When commencing Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Haematochezia
  • Blood Pressure Systolic Increased
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Body Temperature Decreased
The patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as abdominal pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Myalgia, Renal Failure, Muscular Weakness
This is a report of a 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and was treated with Livalo (dosage: NA) starting Feb 22, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Multivitamin /05516001/
  • Prevacid
  • Metoprolol
  • Levothyroxine /00068002/
  • Spironolactone
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Myalgia
  • Renal Failure
  • Muscular Weakness
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Livalo treatment could cause the above reactions, including myalgia, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Oedema Peripheral, Deep Vein Thrombosis
A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: cerebral infarction started Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 16, 2012. Soon after starting Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nadroparin Calcium
  • Rytmonorm
  • Dicolfenac Sodium
  • Nicardipine Hydrochloride
  • Folic Acid
  • Olmetec
  • Valproate Sodium
  • Eperisone Hydrochloride
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg.

Gastroenteritis, Atelectasis, Headache, Dyspnoea, Hyperhidrosis
A 62-year-old male patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: hyperlipidaemia and was treated with Livalo(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on Mar 30, 2013. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Atelectasis
  • Headache
  • Dyspnoea
  • Hyperhidrosis
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Livalo efficacy:
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Nebivolol
  • Telmisartan
  • Cilostazol + Ginkgo
  • Janumet
The patient was hospitalized.

Oedema, Urticaria, Hot Flush, Dyspnoea, Blood Pressure Decreased
In this report, Livalo was administered for the following condition: hypercholesterolaemia.A 63-year-old female consumer from JP (weight: NA) started Livalo treatment (dosage: NA) on Jun 07, 2013.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Oedema
  • Urticaria
  • Hot Flush
  • Dyspnoea
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Amlodipine
  • Lyrica
  • Loxonin
  • Eperisone Hydrochloride
  • Selbex
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Livalo treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Muscle Disorder, Myalgia, Tremor, Myopathy
This is a report of the following Livalo side effect(s):
  • Muscle Disorder
  • Myalgia
  • Tremor
  • Myopathy
A 57-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: hypercholesterolaemia and received a treatment with Livalo (dosage: 2 Mg One Po) starting: Apr 04, 2011.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.This report suggests that a Livalo treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Interstitial Lung Disease, Ventricular Tachycardia, Pulmonary Mycosis, Cardiopulmonary Failure
This Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg report was submitted by a 87-year-old male consumer from JP (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: hypercholesterolaemia,pneumonia,gastritis and Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Nov 19, 2012. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Pulmonary Mycosis
  • Cardiopulmonary Failure
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Unasyn
  • Gaster
  • Finibax
  • Januvia (sitagliptin Phosphate) (50 Mg 1x Po)
  • Prodif (800 Mg; 1x;iv 19nov-2012- 20-nov-2012?400mg;1x;iv 21-nov-2012-26-nov-2012)
Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Memory Impairment, Condition Aggravated
This is a report of a possible correlation between Livalo use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Memory Impairment
  • Condition Aggravated
which could contribute to an assessment of Livalo risk profile.A 79-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from blood cholesterol increased and was treated with Livalo (dosage: 1 Tab) starting Jan 05, 2013.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Musculoskeletal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Impaired Work Ability, Sleep Disorder
A 62-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: blood cholesterol increased and after a treatment with Livalo (dosage: 1 Per Day) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Sleep Disorder
The treatment was started on Apr 22, 2013. Livalo was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Livalo consumers.

Urinary Tract Infection
In this report, a 77-year-old male patient from JP (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Livalo side effect.The patient was diagnosed with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. After a treatment with Livalo (dosage: NA, start date: Mar 13, 2011), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Urinary Tract Infection
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Pitavastatin Calcium
  • Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg
  • Bufferin 81mg
  • Warfarin
  • Amaryl
  • Polyful
  • Irricolon M
  • Equa
The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Livalo treatment.

Vomiting, Gastroenteritis, Dehydration, Arthralgia, Renal Failure Acute, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
This is a report of a 77-year-old male patient from JP (weight: NA), who used Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA) for a treatment of dyslipidaemia. After starting a treatment on Feb 15, 2013, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Vomiting
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dehydration
  • Arthralgia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment NA.The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Vomiting, Gastroenteritis, Dehydration, Arthralgia, Renal Failure Acute, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased.

Arthralgia, Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Chromaturia
This arthralgia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia. The patient was prescribed Livalo (dosage: 4 Mg Daily Po), which was started on 201112. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prilosec
  • Atenolol
  • Hyzaar
  • Celebrex
When starting to take Livalo the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Arthralgia
  • Myalgia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Chromaturia
These side effects may potentially be related to Livalo.

Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Cardiac Disorder, Fatigue, Pain In Jaw
This is a Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage:NA, start time: 201203), combined with:
  • Asa
  • Atenolol
  • Coq10
  • Valsartan Hct
  • Furosemide
  • Antibiotics
, and developed a serious reaction and a myalgia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myalgia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Cardiac Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Pain In Jaw
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment in female patients suffering from blood cholesterol increased, resulting in myalgia.

Amnesia, Confusional State, Feeling Abnormal, Depression, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
This report suggests a potential Livalo amnesia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 56-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Livalo (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Amnesia
  • Confusional State
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Depression
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Livalo demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as amnesia, may still occur.

Gastric Cancer Stage Iii, Adenocarcinoma, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
This gastric cancer stage iii problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypercholesterolaemia.On Apr 25, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Livalo (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Livalo, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Gastric Cancer Stage Iii
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as gastric cancer stage iii, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Talipes, Caesarean Section
This is a Livalo side effect report of a male patient (weight: NA) from JP. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: type iia hyperlipidaemia and was treated with Livalo (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Talipes
  • Caesarean Section
This opens a possibility that Livalo could cause talipes and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Myocardial Infarction, Back Pain, Hyperhidrosis, Dizziness, Tremor, Dyspnoea, Vomiting
A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: cholesterol high started Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 13, 2012. Soon after starting Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Back Pain
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Dizziness
  • Tremor
  • Dyspnoea
  • Vomiting
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Norvasc
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Plavix
  • Aspirin
  • Zantac
  • Celebrex
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg side effects, such as myocardial infarction.

Amnesia
This amnesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Livalo (dosage: 3 Tabs Once Daily?1/15, 1/16, 1/17/2013), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Livalo the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Amnesia
These side effects may potentially be related to Livalo.

Pruritus, Urticaria
This is a report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Livalo 2mg Kowa/ Lilly (dosage: NA, start time: Mar 01, 2013), combined with:
  • Welchol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Pruritus
  • Urticaria
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo 2mg Kowa/ Lilly treatment in female patients, resulting in pruritus side effect.

Hepatic Steatosis, Abdominal Pain, Fatigue
This report suggests a potential Livalo Hepatic Steatosis, Abdominal Pain, Fatigue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lipids increased and used Livalo (dosage: NA) starting Nov 15, 2012. Soon after starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fatigue
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Livalo demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as hepatic steatosis, may still occur.

Autoimmune Hepatitis
This Autoimmune Hepatitis problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyslipidaemia. On 201012 this consumer started treatment with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
The patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as autoimmune hepatitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Fatigue
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol and was treated with Livalo (dosage: NA) starting Mar 05, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Fatigue
This opens a possibility that Livalo treatment could cause the above reactions, including vomiting, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Candida Infection, Dysgeusia, Asthma, Bronchitis
A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased started Livalo treatment (dosage: 2 Mg; 1x; Po) on 2011. Soon after starting Livalo treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Candida Infection
  • Dysgeusia
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisone
  • Symbicort
  • Prilosec
  • Metformin
  • Xanax
  • Effexor
  • Albuterol
  • Baby Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Livalo.

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    Livalo Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0002-4770
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameLivalo
    Namepitavastatin calcium
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20100515
    LabelerEli Lilly and Company
    Active Ingredient(s)PITAVASTATIN CALCIUM
    Strength(s)1
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassHMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor [EPC],Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors [MoA]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 375

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    Reported deaths: 15

    Reported hospitalizations: 176

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