Remember that your healthcare provider has prescribed you Zypitamag (pitavastatin) because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Rarely, statins may cause or worsen diabetes. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of statin medication.
Rarely, statins can cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy). Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms during treatment and if these symptoms persist after your healthcare provider stops this drug: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
Pitavastatin rarely causes liver problems. If you notice any of the following serious side effects, tell your healthcare provider right away: stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.
A very small number of people taking pitavastatin may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your healthcare provider.
A very serious allergic reaction to pitavastatin is rare. Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above while taking Zypitamag (pitavastatin), contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
In the US – Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch