What Are Some Side Effects of Livalo?

What Are Some Side Effects of Livalo?

Side effects of Livalo include memory loss, confusion, back pain, constipation and diarrhea, according to MedlinePlus. Other side effects are extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding, muscle pain, loss of appetite and flu-like symptoms. Patients should contact their physician if they experience these side effects or other unusual symptoms.

Livalo is the brand name for pitavastatin, notes MedlinePlus. It is a prescription medication used to reduce levels of "bad" low-density lipoprotein chloresterol and increase levels of "good" high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The drug works by reducing the chloresterol produced by the liver, states WebMD. Side effects are generally rare, and many people experience no serious side effects from taking the medication.