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Published: 12/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Pitavastatin calcium OD TAB.1mg"KOG"
 Active ingredient:
Pitavastatin calcium hydrate
 Dosage form:
white to yellowish white tablet, diameter: 7 mm, thickness: 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ピタバスタチンカルシウムOD1mg「KOG」, KOG1, 1mg, OD, ピタバスタチン, Pitavastatin calcium OD 1mg“KOG”, OD1mg, 口腔内崩壊錠, 高コレステロール血症治療剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits synthesis of cholesterol in the liver by its inhibitory effect on HMG-CoA reductase, and consequently lowers plasma cholesterol.
It is usually used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and familial hypercholesterolemia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: liver disorder, biliary atresia, alcoholism, renal disorder, hypothyroidism or hereditary muscle disease (muscular dystrophy etc.).
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 to 2 tablets (1 to 2 mg of pitavastatin calcium) at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. If lowering of LDL cholesterol level is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 4 tablets (4 mg) daily. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine will be dissolved with saliva when you place it on the tongue, however, it will not be absorbed from the oral mucosa. Swallow the tablet with saliva or water.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Strictly follow the instructions on dietary/exercise therapy.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include abdominal pain, rash, malaise, numbness, itch, hives, erythema, headache and muscle pain. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • muscle stiffness, pain, muscle weakness [myopathy]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nasal bleeding, gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding in the limbs [thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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