If you are taking Livalo (pitavastatin) tablets you may be paying too much. Branded products can be expensive, and Livalo is no exception.
Livalo Cost Increase
The cost of Livalo has continued to increase over the years. From 2013 to 2018 the cash-pay price increased from approximately $400 to over $800 for a 90-day prescription. Today, the cost for Livalo is around $1,117 for a supply of 90 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit.
Unfortunately, Livalo, even with a manufacturer coupon, is so expensive that many people are having to use older statins.
There is now a lower cost option.
Livalo vs. Zypitamag
Zypitamag (pitavastatin) is a pharmaceutical alternative to Livalo. It became available in the U.S. in 2017.
Zypitamag contains the same active molecule as Livalo, pitavastatin. The difference between Livalo and Zypitamag comes in the form of the salt; Livalo contain calcium, whereas Zypitamag contains magnesium.
While its not a generic, Zypitamag is considered bioequivalent to Livalo. This means that you should see the same results with both Zypitamag and Livalo if taken in the same way.
An Affordable Livalo Alternative – Zypitamag
Many branded products may not be affordable for patients, as they have limited coverage from their insurance plans and as a result, high out-of-pocket costs.
Zypitamag is one exception. It is priced affordably for people regardless of their insurance coverage. The cost for uninsured patients is just over $1 a day. Click to fill your prescription.
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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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