General Dosing Information: The dose range for Pitavastatin is 1 to 4 mg orally once daily at any time of the day with or without food. The recommended starting dose is 2 mg and the maximum dose is 4 mg. The starting dose and maintenance doses of Pitavastatin should be individualized according to patient characteristics, such as goal of therapy and response.
After initiation or upon titration of Pitavastatin, lipid levels should be analyzed after 4 weeks and the dosage adjusted accordingly.
Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment: Patients with moderate and severe renal impairment (glomerular filtration rate 30-59 mL/min/1.73 m2 and 15-29 mL/min/1.73 m2 not receiving hemodialysis, respectively) as well as end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis should receive a starting dose of Pitavastatin 1 mg once daily and a maximum dose of Pitavastatin 2 mg once daily.
Use with Erythromycin: In patients taking erythromycin, a dose of Pitavastatin 1 mg once daily should not be exceeded.
Use with Rifampin: In patients taking rifampin, a dose of Pitavastatin 2 mg once daily should not be exceeded.
Or as prescribed by the physician.