Pitavastatin Calcium is a novel statin that causes plaque regression and increases HDL-cholesterol levels. This is used as an active ingredient and is a cholesterol-lowering agent that is related to mild, asymptomatic and self-limited serum aminotransferase elevations during treatment. This is available as a conventional tablet for oral consumption. It is indicated for the treatment of high cholesterol.
Class of Drugs – HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C50H46CaF2N2O8
Molecular Weight – 881 g/mol
Working: This particular active component belongs to a group of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. This medication is also known as a statin drug. This type of drug Pitavastatin Calcium blocks an enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase. It helps the cholesterol in the blood to a healthier level. It reduces the level of cholesterol in the body.
Uses: This mentioned medication is approved for the treatment of elevated blood cholesterol. It is used along with a proper diet to lower bad cholesterol and fats like LDL, triglycerides. It raises good cholesterol in the blood. This statin drug acts by decreasing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver. Reducing bad cholesterol and triglycerides and increasing good cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease and prevents strokes and heart attacks.
Additionally, a proper diet like a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet, other lifestyle changes that may help to decrease the level of cholesterol.
Popular Brands and Dosages:
- Livalo: 1 mg, 2 mg, and 4 mg
This drug should be used along with a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes to improve cholesterol levels and heart health. Perform exercise regularly as prescribed by the doctor.