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Livalo Dosage

Generic name: pitavastatin calcium 1.045mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Drug class: Statins

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 18, 2022.

General Dosage and Administration Information

  • Take LIVALO orally once daily with or without food at the same time each day.
  • Individualize the dose of LIVALO according to patient characteristics, goal of therapy, and response.
  • After initiation or upon titration of LIVALO, analyze lipid levels after 4 weeks and adjust the dosage accordingly.

Recommended Dosage for Adults and Pediatric Patients Aged 8 Years and Older

  • The recommended starting LIVALO dosage is 2 mg once daily.
  • The maximum recommended dosage is LIVALO 4 mg once daily [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Recommended Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment

  • The recommended starting dose for adults with moderate and severe renal impairment (estimated glomerular filtration rate 30 – 59 mL/minute/1.73 m2 and 15 – 29 mL/minute/1.73 m2, respectively) and patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis is LIVALO 1 mg once daily.
  • The maximum recommended dose for these patients is LIVALO 2 mg once daily [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6)].
  • A recommended dosage for pediatric patients with renal impairment has not been established.

LIVALO Dosage Adjustments Due to Drug Interactions

  • In patients taking erythromycin, do not exceed LIVALO 1 mg once daily [see Drug Interactions (7)].
  • In patients taking rifampin, do not exceed LIVALO 2 mg once daily [see Drug Interactions (7)].

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