FAQs ABOUT PIVASTA 2MG
What are the uses of PIVASTA 2MG?
PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG cause diabetes?
Yes. PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG to avoid any unwanted side effects.
What is the best time to take PIVASTA 2MG?
Take PIVASTA 2MG as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take PIVASTA 2MG. 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 2MG?
The most common side effects of taking PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG?
PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG make me feel more tired?
Yes. The use of PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG?
PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG. Before taking PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG?
While taking PIVASTA 2MG, 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 2MG?
If you forget to take a dose of PIVASTA 2MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of PIVASTA 2MG, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of PIVASTA 2MG to compensate the missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Can I stop taking PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG 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 2MG if I am diabetic?
PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension.
Does PIVASTA 2MG cause muscle pain?
PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG. Also, talk to your doctor before taking PIVASTA 2MG if you already have weak muscles or have a family history of any muscle disorders.
What is PIVASTA 2MG and what does it do?
PIVASTA 2MG 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 2MG to treat high cholesterol?
You should take PIVASTA 2MG as long as your doctor advises you to take. Because PIVASTA 2MG will only help you in managing your cholesterol levels and cannot completely cure them. If you stop using PIVASTA 2MG, your cholesterol levels may raise once again.
Can PIVASTA 2MG be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?
PIVASTA 2MG 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.