PIVASTA 2 mg (Pitavastatin)
Pivasta 2mg is a drug brand that is manufactured and marketed by Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. The key ingredient in the drug is Pitavastatin which belongs to a class of drugs known as statins. The medicine is used along with a proper diet to reduce bad cholesterol (Low-density lipoprotein, LDL) and raise good cholesterol (High-density lipoprotein HDL) in the blood.
Pitavastatin functions by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the lever. Lowering bad cholesterol and fats such as triglycerides and raising good cholesterol to reduce the risk of heart disease which ultimately prevents heart attacks. In addition to eating a low-fat diet, other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercise, losing extra pounds, quit smoking, and limit alcohol consumption.
What are the uses of Pivasta?
Pivasta is a medication comes in the form of a tablet. These 2 mg tablets are the most common dosages prescribed to be used in the treatment of high cholesterol in adults. The active ingredient of the medicine is Pitavastatin, which belongs to the statin group of medication. Pivasta, being a statin reduces the levels of bad cholesterol and triglyceride in the blood while raising the levels of good cholesterol. This cholesterol reduction helps in the prevention of heart disease and associated conditions that can lead to stroke, heart attack, and vascular disease.
How does Pivasta 2 mg work?
Pivasta 2 mg tablet contains Pitavastatin, which is a lipid-lowering medicine. It acts by blocking the activity of a certain enzyme that is required to make cholesterol in the body. It thus reduces bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol.
How should you use Pivasta?
Check your prescription for exact dosing instructions. Patients are instructed to take medicine in the dose and duration as advised by their health care specialist. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet. One can take the tablet before or after consuming food. It is better to fix a time when you take the medicine.
Possible Side Effects of Pivasta
Side effects of Pivasta are stomach pain, constipation, muscle pain, weakness, dizziness, headache, increased glucose levels in the blood.
Pivasta 2 tablets are known to interact with other drugs like erythromycin, rifampin, atazanavir, lopinavir, niacin, and colchicines. A user of Pitavastatin should always consult his/her health care specialist for the changes of dose regimen or an alternative medication that may strictly be required.
Warnings & Precautions
Pivasta tablets are not safe to use during pregnancy. Studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. It is recommended to take advice from a healthcare specialist. It is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
The lipid-lowering drug should be used with caution in patients with renal insufficiency. Dose adjustments need to be done. Please consult a healthcare specialist.
Extra care should be taken while giving this medication to a patient with a liver disorder. Dose adjustment may be needed. The medicine is not recommended in patients with active liver disease and severe liver disease.
The medicine is safe to use. However, some people may develop digestive issues like gas and diarrhea. If any of these happens, prefer taking Pivasta 2 mg tablets with food.