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Published: 12/2014

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 Ca Tablets 4mg "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Pitavastatin calcium hydrate
 Dosage form:
pale red tablet with a split line, diameter: 8.6 mm, thickness: 3.8 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ピタバスタチンCa 4mg「三和」, ピタバスタチンCa, 4mg, PITAVASTATIN Ca 4 “SANWA”, 血液中のコレステロールを下げるお薬です, Sc214

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 for 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 are a patient with liver disorder, biliary atresia.
  • 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 mg of pitavastatin calcium at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the diseases, age or symptoms. If lowering of LDL cholesterol level is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 1 tablet (4 mg) daily. This preparation contains 4 mg of pitavastatin calcium in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue 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 rash, itch, hives, erythema, muscle pain, lassitude and muscle spasm. 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 in limbs, stiffness, general malaise [rhabdomyolysis]
  • muscle rigidity, pain, muscle weakness [myopathy]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nasal bleeding, gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding in limbs [thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, dry 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 the 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.