Generic name: pitavastatin calcium
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
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General Dosing Information
The dose range for LIVALO is 1 to 4 mg orally once daily at any time of the day with or without food. The recommended starting dose is 2 mg and the maximum dose is 4 mg. The starting dose and maintenance doses of LIVALO should be individualized according to patient characteristics, such as goal of therapy and response.
After initiation or upon titration of LIVALO, lipid levels should be analyzed after 4 weeks and the dosage adjusted accordingly.
Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment
Patients with moderate and severe renal impairment (glomerular filtration rate 30 – 59 mL/min/1.73 m2 and 15 – 29 mL/min/1.73 m2 not receiving hemodialysis, respectively) as well as end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis should receive a starting dose of LIVALO 1 mg once daily and a maximum dose of LIVALO 2 mg once daily.
Use with Erythromycin
In patients taking erythromycin, a dose of LIVALO 1 mg once daily should not be exceeded [see Drug Interactions (7.2)].
Use with Rifampin
In patients taking rifampin, a dose of LIVALO 2 mg once daily should not be exceeded [see Drug Interactions (7.3)].