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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.

Livalo Side Effects Reported to FDA



Livalo Side Effect Report#9413252
Agranulocytosis
This is a report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health 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): Agranulocytosis 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.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9412477
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. After starting Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: MyalgiaAdditional 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.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9412437
Abdominal Pain, Haematochezia, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, Abdominal Distension, Body Temperature Decreased
This Abdominal Pain 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 using 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 DecreasedThe 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.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9412110
Myalgia, Renal Failure, Muscular Weakness
This Myalgia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Livalo (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 22, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Multivitamin /05516001/
  • Prevacid
  • Metoprolol
  • Levothyroxine /00068002/
  • Spironolactone
.After starting to take Livalo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Myalgia, Renal Failure, Muscular WeaknessThese side effects may potentially be related to Livalo. The patient was hospitalized.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9410021
Oedema Peripheral, Deep Vein Thrombosis
This is a report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cerebral infarction, who was treated with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 16, 2012), combined with:
  • Nadroparin Calcium
  • Rytmonorm
  • Dicolfenac Sodium
  • Nicardipine Hydrochloride
  • Folic Acid
  • Olmetec
  • Valproate Sodium
  • Eperisone Hydrochloride
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Oedema Peripheral, Deep Vein Thrombosis 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 Oedema Peripheral side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9408125
Gastroenteritis, Atelectasis, Headache, Dyspnoea, Hyperhidrosis
This report suggests a potential Livalo Gastroenteritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia and used Livalo (dosage: NA) starting
Mar 30, 2013. After starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gastroenteritis, Atelectasis, Headache, Dyspnoea, HyperhidrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Nebivolol
  • Telmisartan
  • Cilostazol + Ginkgo
  • Janumet
The patient was hospitalized. Although Livalo demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gastroenteritis, may still occur.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9408114
Oedema, Urticaria, Hot Flush, Dyspnoea, Blood Pressure Decreased
This Oedema problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia. On
Jun 07, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Livalo (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Amlodipine
  • Lyrica
  • Loxonin
  • Eperisone Hydrochloride
  • Selbex
When using Livalo, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Oedema, Urticaria, Hot Flush, Dyspnoea, Blood Pressure DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Oedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9390726
Muscle Disorder, Myalgia, Tremor, Myopathy
This Muscle Disorder side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia.The patient was prescribed Livalo (drug dosage: 2 Mg One Po), which was initiated on
Apr 04, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Livalo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Muscle Disorder, Myalgia, Tremor, MyopathyThese side effects may potentially be related to Livalo.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9379008
Interstitial Lung Disease, Ventricular Tachycardia, Pulmonary Mycosis, Cardiopulmonary Failure
This is a report of a 87-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia,pneumonia,gastritis, who was treated with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 19, 2012), combined with:
  • 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)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Interstitial Lung Disease, Ventricular Tachycardia, Pulmonary Mycosis, Cardiopulmonary Failure after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment in male patients, resulting in Interstitial Lung Disease side effect.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9362978
Memory Impairment, Condition Aggravated
This report suggests a potential Livalo Memory Impairment side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Livalo (dosage: 1 Tab) starting
Jan 05, 2013. After starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Memory Impairment, Condition AggravatedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Livalo demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Memory Impairment, may still occur.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9358219
Musculoskeletal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Impaired Work Ability, Sleep Disorder
This Musculoskeletal Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. On
Apr 22, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Livalo (dosage: 1 Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Livalo, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Musculoskeletal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Impaired Work Ability, Sleep DisorderAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Musculoskeletal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9353758
Urinary Tract Infection
This Urinary Tract Infection side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 77-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: peripheral arterial occlusive disease.The patient was prescribed Livalo (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 13, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pitavastatin Calcium
  • Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg
  • Bufferin 81mg
  • Warfarin
  • Amaryl
  • Polyful
  • Irricolon M
  • Equa
.After starting to take Livalo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Urinary Tract InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Livalo. The patient was hospitalized.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9316354
Vomiting, Gastroenteritis, Dehydration, Arthralgia, Renal Failure Acute, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
This is a report of a 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyslipidaemia, who was treated with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 15, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Vomiting, Gastroenteritis, Dehydration, Arthralgia, Renal Failure Acute, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg treatment in male patients, resulting in Vomiting side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9314205
Arthralgia, Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Chromaturia
This report suggests a potential Livalo Arthralgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia and used Livalo (dosage: 4 Mg Daily Po) starting 201112. After starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arthralgia, Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, ChromaturiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Prilosec
  • Atenolol
  • Hyzaar
  • Celebrex
Although Livalo demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arthralgia, may still occur.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9305969
Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Cardiac Disorder, Fatigue, Pain In Jaw
This Myalgia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. On 201203 this consumer started treatment with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Asa
  • Atenolol
  • Coq10
  • Valsartan Hct
  • Furosemide
  • Antibiotics
When using Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Cardiac Disorder, Fatigue, Pain In JawThe 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 Myalgia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9288744
Amnesia, Confusional State, Feeling Abnormal, Depression, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
This Amnesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Livalo (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Livalo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Amnesia, Confusional State, Feeling Abnormal, Depression, Activities Of Daily Living ImpairedThese side effects may potentially be related to Livalo.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9283377
Gastric Cancer Stage Iii, Adenocarcinoma, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Livalo (dosage: NA, start time:
Apr 25, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gastric Cancer Stage Iii, Adenocarcinoma, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, White Blood Cell Count Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo treatment in male patients, resulting in Gastric Cancer Stage Iii side effect.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9283362
Talipes, Caesarean Section
This report suggests a potential Livalo Talipes side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: type iia hyperlipidaemia and used Livalo (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Talipes, Caesarean SectionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Livalo demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Talipes, may still occur.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9279131
Myocardial Infarction, Back Pain, Hyperhidrosis, Dizziness, Tremor, Dyspnoea, Vomiting
This Myocardial Infarction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cholesterol high. On
Aug 13, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Norvasc
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Plavix
  • Aspirin
  • Zantac
  • Celebrex
When using Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myocardial Infarction, Back Pain, Hyperhidrosis, Dizziness, Tremor, Dyspnoea, VomitingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myocardial Infarction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9277340
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 (drug dosage: 3 Tabs Once Daily?1/15, 1/16, 1/17/2013), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Livalo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: AmnesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Livalo.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9275121
Pruritus, Urticaria
This is a report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health 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): Pruritus, Urticaria 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.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9193286
Hepatic Steatosis, Abdominal Pain, Fatigue
This report suggests a potential Livalo Hepatic Steatosis 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. After starting Livalo the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatic Steatosis, Abdominal Pain, FatigueAdditional 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.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9192011
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 using Livalo (pitavastatin) Tablets 2 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Autoimmune HepatitisThe 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.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9182275
Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Fatigue
This Vomiting side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol.The patient was prescribed Livalo (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 05, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Livalo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, FatigueThese side effects may potentially be related to Livalo.
Livalo Side Effect Report#9157308
Candida Infection, Dysgeusia, Asthma, Bronchitis
This is a report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Livalo (dosage: 2 Mg; 1x; Po, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Prednisone
  • Symbicort
  • Prilosec
  • Metformin
  • Xanax
  • Effexor
  • Albuterol
  • Baby Aspirin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Candida Infection, Dysgeusia, Asthma, Bronchitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Livalo treatment in female patients, resulting in Candida Infection side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

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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

    Livalo safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 15

    Reported hospitalizations: 176

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