PIVASTA 2 MG TABLET

Generic : Pitavastatin (2mg)

Treatment :  Heart attack , High cholesterol

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Zydus Cadila

Made In : INDIA

Unit Price

$2.42

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Pivasta 2 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Pivasta 2 Tablet is regarded as safe for long-term use. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your cholesterol levels, making your condition worse and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of the treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake, and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.

This medicine should not be used in conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

 

BENEFITS OF PIVASTA TABLET

In High cholesterol

Pivasta 2 Tablet works by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.

Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.
 

HOW TO USE PIVASTA TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pivasta 2 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
 

HOW PIVASTA TABLET WORKS

Pivasta 2 Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, raising the level of “good” cholesterol (HDL).
 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pivasta 2 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Pivasta 2 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Pivasta 2 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Pivasta 2 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Pivasta 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pivasta 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Pivasta 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pivasta 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pivasta 2 Tablet is not recommended in patients with active liver disease and severe liver disease.
 

Interaction with drugs

  • ATORVASTATIN
  • ROSUVASTATIN
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • FENOFIBRATE
  • EZETIMIBE
  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • PRAVASTATIN

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PIVASTA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Pivasta 2 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pivasta

  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in extremity

FAQ's

Q. What is Pivasta 2 Tablet used for?

Pivasta 2 Tablet is used along with a healthy diet and exercise to reduce bad cholesterol and increase the amount of good cholesterol in the blood. It belongs to a class of medicines called statins that lower the cholesterol in the blood. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the liver in order to decrease the amount of cholesterol that accumulates on the walls of the arteries. Improving the levels of cholesterol in the blood helps to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Q. What is the most important thing I should be aware of while using Pivasta 2 Tablet?

If you notice unexplained muscle pain or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever, you should immediately consult your doctor. Pivasta 2 Tablet should be discontinued immediately as these could be signs of serious side effects of Pivasta 2 Tablet. Similarly, if you experience tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine or yellowish discoloration of skin, consult your doctor who will suggest whether to continue or discontinue Pivasta 2 Tablet.

Q. Can I take Pivasta 2 Tablet if I have liver disease or if my liver enzymes are raised?

No, you should not take Pivasta 2 Tablet if you have active liver disease and if your liver enzymes are increased. Taking Pivasta 2 Tablet will further deteriorate your liver condition.

Q. Will taking Pivasta 2 Tablet increase my risk of diabetes?

Yes, taking Pivasta 2 Tablet may further increase the risk if you are already at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is because Pivasta 2 Tablet like other statins may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Hence, regular checking and monitoring of blood sugar levels are important if you already have diabetes, especially during the first few months.

Q. Is it safe to take Pivasta 2 Tablet?

Yes, Pivasta 2 Tablet is safe if used as prescribed by the doctor and if the doctor’s instructions are followed. The side effects of this medicine are few and do not occur in everyone.

Q. For how long should I take Pivasta 2 Tablet?

You may need to take Pivasta 2 Tablet for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The cholesterol levels will be maintained only until you are taking Pivasta 2 Tablet. Stopping Pivasta 2 Tablet without starting a different treatment may increase your cholesterol levels again. This medicine has only a few side effects and is usually considered safe if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. What foods should be avoided when taking Pivasta 2 Tablet?

Pivasta 2 Tablet is used to decrease your blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, to seek the best results of this medicine, you should avoid foods which are high in calories like fried food and junk food. It is recommended to eat a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet. Be sure to follow all the exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietician.

Q. Does Pivasta 2 Tablet cause hair loss?

No, hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pivasta 2 Tablet. If you are experiencing hair loss then it could be due to some other medicine that you are taking or because of some other condition.

Q. Does Pivasta 2 Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Pivasta 2 Tablet can make you feel tired. This is because they reduce the energy supply to the muscles in the body. However, the exact reason behind the phenomenon is unknown and needs more research. Tiredness usually occurs after exertion. Generalized fatigue is more often seen in people with heart disease or in those suffering from liver illness. Pivasta 2 Tablet also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Pivasta 2 Tablet.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Pivasta 2 Tablet?

No. It is not advised to take alcohol with Pivasta 2 Tablet. This is because the risk of developing liver problems increases if you drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Moreover, there is a significant increase in triglyceride levels if Pivasta 2 Tablet is taken along with alcohol. This can further lead to liver damage and also worsen some of the side effects such as muscle pain, muscle weakness and tenderness. People with liver problems are therefore advised, not to take Pivasta 2 Tablet without consulting your doctor. They should also refrain from consuming alcohol while taking this medicine to get maximum benefit.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

weight  –  5 (gms)

Dimensions  –  3 (cm) x 7 (cm) x 1 (cm)

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.