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Pitavastatin is approved for the treatment of high cholesterol. This prescription medication works by blocking an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. It helps to reduce the "bad" cholesterol, increase the "good" cholesterol, and lower triglycerides. It comes in tablet form and is usually taken once daily.
What Is Pitavastatin?Pitavastatin (Livalo®) is a prescription medication licensed to treat high cholesterol. It is used in combination with a low-cholesterol diet. This medicine is specifically designed to:
- Reduce total cholesterol
- Reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or LDL ("bad cholesterol")
- Lower apolipoprotein B (ApoB) cholesterol (another type of "bad cholesterol")
- Lower triglycerides
- Increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or HDL ("good cholesterol").