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Livalo: Oral tablet

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Livalo 1mg Tab
Eli Lilly and Co
Pill Identification: KC  |  1
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Livalo 2mg Tab
Eli Lilly and Co
Pill Identification: KC  |  2
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Livalo 4mg Tab
Eli Lilly and Co
Pill Identification: KC  |  4
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Livalo 1mg Tab
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America (formerly Proethic Pharmaceuticals Inc)
Pill Identification: KC  |  1
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Livalo 2mg Tab
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America (formerly Proethic Pharmaceuticals Inc)
Pill Identification: KC  |  2
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Livalo 4mg Tab
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America (formerly Proethic Pharmaceuticals Inc)
Pill Identification: KC  |  4
How This Drug Works
Statins
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there's a lower risk for plaque buildup.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Livalo: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

PITAVASTATIN (pit A va STAT in) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Livalo: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
52.74%
47.26%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.02%
1.63%
33.36%
64.99%
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