Generic equivalents for Livalo...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3 month or 100 day supply based on your personal prescription. read more
This drug is a cholesterol-lowering medication that belongs to the statin class of drugs. It is currently one of the highest potency statin drugs available.
This drug may be taken with or without food, as directed by your healthcare provider. While taking Livalo, you should always consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before taking other medications (including over-the-counter products and herbal supplements) since some of these products may interact with Livalo.
The following people should not take Livalo:
-Those who have had an allergic reaction to Livalo or any of its components.
-Women who are pregnant.
-Women who are breastfeeding.
-Individuals who are taking cyclosporine.
-Individuals who have active liver disease or have abnormal liver enzyme levels.
-People who have a history of alcohol abuse.
Livalo Side Effects
The most common side effects include back pain, pain in extremities, myalgia, liver enzyme abnormalities, headache, and gastrointestinal problems (such as constipation or diarrhea).
Serious Side Effects of Livalo:
The following are serious side effects of Livalo. If you experience any of these rare side effects, contact your healthcare provider immediately:
-Myopathy - suggested by progressive muscle soreness or weakness
-Red or brown urine