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Adjunct to diet for reduction of elevated total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, triglyceride & to increase HDL cholesterol in adult patients w/ primary hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia when diet response & other nonpharmacological measures are inadequate.
General Dosing Information
The dose range for Pitavastatin is 1 to 4 mg orally once daily at any time of the day with or without food. The recommended starting dose is 2 mg and the maximum dose is 4 mg. The starting dose and maintenance doses of Pitavastatin should be individualized according to patient characteristics, such as goal of therapy and response. After initiation or upon titration of Pitavastatin, lipid levels should be analyzed after 4 weeks and the dosage adjusted accordingly.
2.2 Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment ??Patients with moderate and severe renal impairment (glomerular filtration rate 30–59 mL/min/1.73 m2 and 15–29 mL/min/1.73 m2 not receiving hemodialysis, respectively) as well as end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis should receive a starting dose of Pitavastatin 1 mg once daily and a maximum dose of Pitavastatin 2 mg once daily.
2.3 Use with Erythromycin ???In patients taking erythromycin, a dose of Pitavastatin 1 mg once daily should not be exceeded.
2.4 Use with Rifampin ????In patients taking rifampin, a dose of Pitavastatin 2 mg once daily should not be exceeded. Or as prescribed by the physician.
CONTRAINDICATIONS The use of Pitavastatin is contraindicated in the following conditions: ?? - Patients with a known hypersensitivity to any component of this product. Hypersensitivity reactions including rash, pruritus, and urticaria have been reported with Pitavastatin. ?? - Patients with active liver disease which may include unexplained persistent elevations of hepatic transaminase levels. - Co-administration with cyclosporine. - Pregnancy. ? - Lactation. It is not known if pitavastatin is present in human milk; however, another drug in this class passes into breast milk. Since HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors have the potential for serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants, women who require pitavastatin treatment should not breastfeed their infants.
Each film-coated tablet of Pitavastatin tablet contains 2.09 mg of Pitavastatin calcium, which is equivalent to 2 mg of free base and the following inactive ingredients: crospovidone, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium oxide, magnesium stearate, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, and film coating containing the following inactive ingredients: hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.
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