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Decreased Appetite, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Inflammation, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Hepatic Fibrosis (8321716-0)
on Apr 19, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 53 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: decreased appetite, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, inflammation, hepatic function abnormal, hepatic fibrosis. Livalo dosage: 2 Mg; 1x; Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Malaise, Pneumonia, Rhabdomyolysis, Renal Failure Acute, Dehydration, Infection (8321697-X)
Patient was taking Livalo. Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: malaise, pneumonia, rhabdomyolysis, renal failure acute, dehydration, infection on Apr 16, 2012 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • dyslipidaemia
and. Livalo dosage: 1 Mg; 1x; Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Muscle Spasms, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Diarrhoea, Pain In Extremity (8320508-6)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 27, 2012 by a Male taking Livalo (Dosage: 4mg) was diagnosed with
  • blood triglycerides
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 74 years of age, weighting 188.0 lb, After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: muscle spasms, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, diarrhoea, pain in extremity.

Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Positive Vasculitis, Nephritis (8315713-9)
on Apr 18, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody positive vasculitis, nephritis. Livalo dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Zetia
Patient was hospitalized.


Asthenia, Chromaturia, Back Pain, Myalgia (8313927-5)
on Apr 26, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 73 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Livalo. Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: asthenia, chromaturia, back pain, myalgia. Livalo dosage: 1 Tab.

Neoplasm Malignant, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aphagia (8302056-2)
Patient was taking Livalo. After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: neoplasm malignant, aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, aphagia on Apr 11, 2012 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Male , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • diabetes mellitus
and. Livalo dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Januvia
  • Humalog (12 Units And 6 Units Twice)
  • Ticlopidine Hcl
Patient was hospitalized.

Glossitis, Pruritus, Glossodynia, Tongue Discolouration, Blister, Skin Erosion (8286499-1)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 30, 2012 by a Female taking Livalo (Dosage: 1x;po 2 Mg;1x;po) was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Location: JAPAN , 79 years of age, weighting 114.6 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: glossitis, pruritus, glossodynia, tongue discolouration, blister, skin erosion. Patient was hospitalized.

Urinary Retention, Postrenal Failure (8281634-3)
on Apr 09, 2012 Male from JAPAN , 65 years of age, weighting 151.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • pollakiuria
  • hypertension
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • myocardial infarction
  • gastric ulcer
and was treated with Livalo. Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: urinary retention, postrenal failure. Livalo dosage: 1 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tolterodine Tartrate (4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Candesartan Cilexetil (4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Plavix (75 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Aspirin (100 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lansoprazole (15 Mg, 1x/day)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Arthralgia, Weight Bearing Difficulty, Joint Swelling, Pain In Extremity (8272960-2)
on Apr 06, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Livalo. After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: arthralgia, weight bearing difficulty, joint swelling, pain in extremity. Livalo dosage: 2mg 1 Daily.

Myalgia, Myositis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (8267722-6)
Patient was taking Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: myalgia, myositis, blood creatine phosphokinase increased on Apr 05, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 74 years of age, weighting 169.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
and. Livalo dosage: Every Day Po.

Dizziness, Dizziness Postural (8257636-X)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 28, 2012 by a Male taking Livalo (Dosage: N/A) . Location: JAPAN , 71 years of age, Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: dizziness, dizziness postural.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tamsulosin Hcl
  • Januvia
Patient was hospitalized.

Liver Disorder (8255909-8)
on Mar 23, 2012 Male from JAPAN , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and was treated with Livalo. After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: liver disorder. Livalo dosage: 2 Mg; 1x; Po.

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (8232202-0)
on Mar 08, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, was treated with Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: alanine aminotransferase increased. Livalo dosage: 2 Mg;1x;po.
Associated medications used:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Bisoprolol W/hydrochlorothiazide /01166101/


Rhabdomyolysis (8232185-3)
Patient was taking Livalo. Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: rhabdomyolysis on Mar 06, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 56 years of age, . Livalo dosage: ;po.

Myoglobin Blood Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Aldolase Increased (8231647-2)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 15, 2012 by a Female taking Livalo (Dosage: 2 Mg;1x;po) was diagnosed with
  • hypercholesterolaemia
and. Location: JAPAN , 58 years of age, After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: myoglobin blood increased, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, aldolase increased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Alendronate Sodium
  • Coniel
  • Aspirin
  • Desyrel


Rhabdomyolysis (8230376-9)
on Mar 09, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 50 years of age, weighting 114.6 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperlipidaemia
and was treated with Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: rhabdomyolysis. Livalo dosage: 1 Mg;1x;po.
Associated medications used:
  • Selctol
Patient was hospitalized.

Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control (8222262-5)
on Mar 13, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, was treated with Livalo. Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: diabetes mellitus inadequate control. Livalo dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin
  • Avandamet
  • Crestor
  • Lyrica
  • Glyburide


Liver Disorder, Hepatic Function Abnormal (8218978-7)
Patient was taking Livalo. After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: liver disorder, hepatic function abnormal on Mar 07, 2012 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Male , 42 years of age, weighting 229.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • dyslipidaemia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypertension
and. Livalo dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lantus (Unit: Under 1000 Unit)
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Omeprazole
  • Amaryl
  • Glucobay (Dosage Is Uncertain During A Day)
  • Norvasc
  • Allopurinol
  • Januvia
Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Influenza (8217449-1)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 14, 2011 by a Female taking Livalo (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, weighting 170.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: nausea, influenza.
Associated medications used:
  • Synthroid
  • Seroquel
  • Lipofen (150mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Effexor
  • Bentyl
  • Zofran
  • Lamictal
Patient was hospitalized.

Myopathy, Myalgia, Weight Increased (8207605-0)
on Mar 14, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Livalo. Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: myopathy, myalgia, weight increased. Livalo dosage: N/A.

Anaphylactic Shock (8202865-4)
on Mar 12, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and was treated with Livalo. After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: anaphylactic shock. Livalo dosage: 2 Mg. Patient was hospitalized.

Back Pain, Myalgia, Arthralgia, Job Change (8186793-9)
Patient was taking Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: back pain, myalgia, arthralgia, job change on Mar 06, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 54 years of age, weighting 212.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and. Livalo dosage: 1 Nightly.

Bladder Cancer (8186173-6)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 17, 2012 by a Male taking Livalo (Dosage: N/A) . Location: JAPAN , 62 years of age, Patient felt the following Livalo side effects: bladder cancer.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Actos (15 Mg (15 Mg,1 In 1 D) Per Oral ; 30 Mg (30 Mg,1 In 1 D) Per Oral)
  • Actos (15 Mg (15 Mg,1 In 1 D) Per Oral ; 30 Mg (30 Mg,1 In 1 D) Per Oral)
  • Amaryl
  • Basen Od Tablets 0.2 (voglibose)
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Glactiv (sitagliptin Phosphate) (sitagliptin Phosphate)


Loss Of Consciousness, Blood Pressure Increased, Alcohol Use, Fall (8176806-2)
on Feb 15, 2012 Male from JAPAN , 45 years of age, weighting 174.4 lb, was treated with Livalo. After Livalo was administered, patient encountered several Livalo side effects: loss of consciousness, blood pressure increased, alcohol use, fall. Livalo dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil (20 Mg (20 Mg, 1 In 1 D),per Oral)


Nausea, Vomiting, Enterocolitis Infectious, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Malaise (8176725-1)
on Feb 28, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 171.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • sleep disorder
  • headache
  • depression
and was treated with Livalo. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Livalo side effects: nausea, vomiting, enterocolitis infectious, white blood cell count increased, malaise. Livalo dosage: 2 Mg Once Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Ambien (5 Mg, Daily)
  • Ibuprofen (advil) (400-600 Mg)
  • Sertraline (50 Mg, Daily)
  • Fenofibrate (200 Mg Once Daily)


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Alternative LIVALO Names:PITAVASTA

Active Ingredient: PITAVASTA

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 291. View Livalo Adverse Reports

Livalo safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 11

Reported hospitalizations: 143

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