What are statins?
A vast majority of the U.S population suffers from high cholesterol. High cholesterol is not normal. Unlike other diseases, it has no symptoms and is considered a silent killer*.
Statins are the first line of defence against high cholesterol and have been around for decades. Doctors consider this drug class to be the most effective medication for treating high cholesterol.
Do Statins have side-effects?
Statins, while taken by millions of Americans each year, have some side-effects associated with them. The most common side effects of statin medication are muscle pain, muscle cramps and muscle weakness.
Cause of side-effects: The risk of statin side effects increases with the statin dosage. As a rule of thumb, the higher the dose of statin you take, the higher the statin concentration in your blood. This leads to a greater risk of a side effect such as muscle pain.
Factors affecting Statin Concentration in your blood
Newer statins, like pitavastatin, tend to be more stable in your body and, as a result, can be taken at any time of day.
What is different about the latest-generation statin medications
The good news is that there is now a newer statin available in the U.S. known as Zypitamag (pitavastatin) tablets.
Zypitamag (pitavastatin) is a next-generation statin. Some key features of Zypitamag include:
Clinically, pitavastatin has been shown to reduce LDL-C or ‘bad cholesterol’ by 45%. Click to learn more about Zypitamag (pitavastatin) tablets.
The effect of pitavastatin on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been determined.
This article contains information about an FDA-approved product, Zypitamag (pitavastatin) tablets. This medication is available by prescription only. Talk to your doctor to see if Zypitamag is right for you. Please refer to the Zypitamag (pitavastatin) tablets Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information for more information.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION for ZYPITAMAG® (pitavastatin) tablets
Who should NOT take ZYPITAMAG?
ZYPITAMAG is not right for everyone. Do not take ZYPITAMAG if:
What is the most important information I should know and talk to my doctor about?
What are the most common side effects of ZYPITAMAG?
The most common side effects of ZYPITAMAG in clinical studies were:
This is not a complete list of side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of all drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store and take ZYPITAMAG?
Other important information I should know about ZYPITAMAG.
For additional information, please see the full Prescribing Information.
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