13 Jan 2012
Although it is not recommended ..but yes, you can cut Livalo tablets in half. They do not have any controlled release coating on them.
Livalo (pitavastatin) belongs to a group of medicines called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Livalo reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Livalo is used to treat high cholesterol in adults. Lowering your cholesterol may help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.
- Livalo Information for Consumers
- Livalo Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Livalo (detailed)
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