Pivasta 1mg Tablet 10'S

High Cholesterol Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

PIVASTA 1MG contains Pitavastatin which belong to the group of medicines called Lipid-lowering drugs. It is used to treat high blood cholesterol levels (hyperlipidaemia) in adults and in children (aged 6 years or above) along with diet and lifestyle changes.

Hyperlipidaemia is a condition characterized by increased levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in the blood. If left untreated, these fat particles can deposit in the blood vessels and can block the blood flow through them leading to various problems such as heart attack or stroke.

Pitavastatin reduces the production of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the body by blocking the action of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which is involved in cholesterol production.

Along with the treatment, you must follow a cholesterol-lowering diet, lifestyle changes and regular physical activity as instructed by your doctor to achieve better results.

Before taking PIVASTA 1MG inform your doctor if you have any lung, liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes thyroid problems or a family history of muscle disorders.

Talk to your doctor before taking PIVASTA 1MG if you are taking any antibiotics (such as fusidic acid) to treat any existing infections. Do not take PIVASTA 1MG if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your doctor.

PIVASTA 1MG may increase your blood sugar levels. To avoid this, your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels while undergoing therapy with PIVASTA 1MG as a precaution.

The most common side effects of taking PIVASTA 1MG are joint pain, muscle ache, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsen. Also, inform your doctor if you experience severe unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness along with fever after taking PIVASTA 1MG.

USES OF PIVASTA 1MG

  • Treats high blood cholesterol levels

HOW PIVASTA 1MG WORKS

PIVASTA 1MG is a lipid lowering medicine. It effectively reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the body by blocking the action of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which is involved in the production of cholesterol.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take PIVASTA 1MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. PIVASTA 1MG can be taken with or without meals.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition. Do not stop taking PIVASTA 1MG without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PIVASTA 1MG

COMMON

  • pain in joints and muscles
  • gastrointestinal problems (such as constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion)
  • nausea
  • headache

UNCOMMON

  • muscle spasms
  • feeling weak or unwell (tired)
  • swelling of the extremities (ankles, feet, or fingers)
  • stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • changes in taste
  • dry mouth, vomiting
  • pale skin and feeling breathless (anaemia)
  • skin rash or itching
  • ringing sensation in the ears
  • feeling dizzy or sleepy, difficulty in falling asleep
  • increased frequency of urination
  • reduced sensation and feeling of numbness in the fingers, toes, legs and face

RARE

  • poor eyesight
  • pain in tongue
  • enlargement of breast in men (gynaecomastia)

Stop taking PIVASTA 1MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of allergic reaction (such as difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, problems in swallowing, severe itching of the skin with raised lumps)
  • unexplained muscle pain or weakness, especially if accompanied by fever, weakness, or reddish-brown urine
  • breathing problems which includes persistent cough and/or shortness of breath or fever
  • liver problems which may lead to yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • pancreatitis characterized by severe pain in the abdomen and back

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take this medicine with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Reduce looking into bright light and try to get adequate sleep. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Women of childbearing age must use a reliable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with PIVASTA 1MG. However, if you accidentally become pregnant while taking PIVASTA 1MG, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.

BREASTFEEDING

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after taking PIVASTA 1MG.

ALCOHOL

PIVASTA 1MG should be used with caution in patients who consume large amounts of alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid alcohol consumption while taking PIVASTA 1MG to achieve maximum benefits.

KIDNEY

PIVASTA 1MG should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use in patients having an active liver disease. It should be used with caution in patients who have a previous history of liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take PIVASTA 1MG if you are allergic to Pitavastatin.

LUNGS

PIVASTA 1MG should be used with caution in patients with lung diseases (such as severe respiratory failure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

HEART DISEASE

PIVASTA 1MG should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use if you:

  • have an unexplained muscle pain

Before taking PIVASTA 1MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have problems in thyroid gland
  • have personal or family history of muscle problems
  • are alcoholic
  • have diabetes
  • are overweight

Use in pediatrics:

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use in children aged below 6 years. It should be used in children and adolescents (aged above 6 years) only if prescribed by the physician. Careful monitoring and counselling regarding contraception must be provided to adolescent girls taking PIVASTA 1MG as a precaution.

Use in geriatrics:

PIVASTA 1MG should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

Before taking PIVASTA 1MG inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • other cholesterol lowering medicines such as fibrates (Ex. gemfibrozil, fenofibrate) or niacin
  • fusidic acid (a medicine used to treat bacterial infections)
  • other antibiotics (Ex. erythromycin, rifampicin)
  • medicines used for blood thinning (Ex. warfarin)
  • medicines used to treat HIV infection (Ex. ritonavir, lopinavir, darunavir, atazanavir, efavirenz)
  • medicines used to treat Hepatitis C infection (Ex. glecaprevir, pibrentasvir)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more PIVASTA 1MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Pitavastatin

Pharmacological Category :  

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors

Therapeutic Indication :  

Hyperlipidaemia

Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store this medicine at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT PIVASTA 1MG

What are the uses of PIVASTA 1MG?

PIVASTA 1MG is a lipid lowering medicine. It is used to control elevated blood cholesterol levels in both adults and in children (aged 6 years or above). Along with the treatment, you must follow a cholesterol-lowering diet, lifestyle changes and regular physical activity as instructed by your doctor to achieve better results.

Can the use of PIVASTA 1MG cause diabetes?

Yes. PIVASTA 1MG may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels while undergoing therapy with PIVASTA 1MG to avoid any unwanted side effects.

What is the best time to take PIVASTA 1MG?

Take PIVASTA 1MG as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take PIVASTA 1MG. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It can be taken with or without food.

What are the side effects of taking PIVASTA 1MG?

The most common side effects of taking PIVASTA 1MG are pain in joints and muscles, gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion or nausea and headache. Contact your doctor if any of side effect worsens. Also, inform your doctor if you experience severe unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness along with fever after taking this medicine.

Can I consume alcohol along with PIVASTA 1MG?

PIVASTA 1MG should be used with caution in patients who consume large amounts of alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medicine to achieve maximum benefits.

Can the use of PIVASTA 1MG make me feel more tired?

Yes. The use of PIVASTA 1MG can make you feel more tired, because it acts by reducing the supply of energy to the muscles present in your body. However, you may also feel tired due to other reasons such as severe liver damage. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness with muscle pain.

Who should not take PIVASTA 1MG?

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver damage. It is also not suitable for use in patients having muscle problems. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking PIVASTA 1MG. Before taking PIVASTA 1MG inform your doctor if you have diabetes or any kidney or heart problems. Do not take this medicine if you are undergoing therapy with antibiotics such as fusidic acid.

What are the dietary restrictions that I need to follow while taking PIVASTA 1MG?

While taking PIVASTA 1MG, follow a low-cholesterol diet as instructed by your doctor and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Avoid eating oil rich or deep-fried foods. Limit your sugar intake by avoid eating biscuits, cakes, soft drinks, or pastries. Stick to a simple nutritious diet.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of PIVASTA 1MG?

If you forget to take a dose of PIVASTA 1MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of PIVASTA 1MG, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of PIVASTA 1MG to compensate the missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.

Can I stop taking PIVASTA 1MG once my blood cholesterol level is controlled?

Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it could once again increase your blood cholesterol levels. PIVASTA 1MG can only control your blood cholesterol levels and cannot cure them completely, therefore, it is important to take this medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

Can I take PIVASTA 1MG if I am diabetic?

PIVASTA 1MG may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking PIVASTA 1MG if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension.

Does PIVASTA 1MG cause muscle pain?

PIVASTA 1MG may cause a rare but serious side effect of unexplained muscle pain or weakness called rhabdomyolysis. It might be an early sign of a potentially serious muscle degradation. Therefore, consult your doctor if you experience any signs of muscle problems after taking PIVASTA 1MG. Also, talk to your doctor before taking PIVASTA 1MG if you already have weak muscles or have a family history of any muscle disorders.

What is PIVASTA 1MG and what does it do?

PIVASTA 1MG is a lipid lowering medicine used to control elevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It contains a medicine called pitavastatin which effectively controls elevated blood cholesterol levels by blocking the action of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which is involved in cholesterol production. 

How long should I take PIVASTA 1MG to treat high cholesterol?

You should take PIVASTA 1MG as long as your doctor advises you to take. Because PIVASTA 1MG will only help you in managing your cholesterol levels and cannot completely cure them. If you stop using PIVASTA 1MG, your cholesterol levels may raise once again.

Can PIVASTA 1MG be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?

PIVASTA 1MG is not recommended for use in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Women of childbearing age must use a reliable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with this medicine. However, if you accidentally become pregnant while taking this medicine, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Insulin, Hypolipidemic Drugs and Plasma Expanders. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 637.

2. Pitavastatin. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubChem. [Accessed on 16th May 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Pitavastatin

3. Pierre Fabre Médicament Production. The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). Revised in December 2020. [Accessed on 16th May 2022] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/b39309b4-feb7-4e70-848d-31080b2998e8.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • CBC
  • Lipid Profile
  • Liver Function Test
  • Echocardiography

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    PITAVASTATIN CALCIUM 1MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Pivasta 1mg Tablet 10'S

Pivasta 1mg Tablet 10'S Mkt: Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus)

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