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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Many meds lose their potency when cut in half and become worthless. Is that true of Cialis or can a 20mg pill be cut in half leaving 2 10mg pills.
3 answers • 1 Oct 2009
... foods, candy,and such. This is unusual for me. Is this a side effect of Livalo?
0 answers • 14 Jan 2012
These pills are large and hard to swallow. It would be easier to cut them in half and take half at a time however have been told some cannot be cut ...
2 answers • 2 Oct 2013