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Livalo




PATIENT INFORMATION

The patient should be informed of the following:

Dosing Time

LIVALO can be taken at any time of the day with or without food.

Muscle Pain

Patients should be advised to promptly notify their physician of any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever, or if these muscle signs or symptoms persist after discontinuing LIVALO. They should discuss all medication, both prescription and over the counter, with their physician.

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

Advise females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus, to use effective contraception during treatment and to inform their healthcare professional of a known or suspected pregnancy [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, Use In Specific Populations].

Lactation

Advise women not to breastfeed during treatment with LIVALO [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, Use In Specific Populations].

Liver Enzymes

It is recommended that liver enzyme tests be checked before the initiation of LIVALO and if signs or symptoms of liver injury occur. All patients treated with LIVALO should be advised to report promptly any symptoms that may indicate liver injury, including fatigue, anorexia, right upper abdominal discomfort, dark urine or jaundice.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/12/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

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