Pitator

Pitator Drug Interactions

pitavastatin

Manufacturer:

Orient Pharma

Distributor:

Zuellig

Marketer:

OEP Phils
Full Prescribing Info
Drug Interactions
Cyclosporine: Cyclosporine significantly increases Pitavastatin exposure. Co-administration of cyclosporine with Pitavastatin is contraindicated.
Erythromycin: Erythromycin significantly increased pitavastatin exposure. In patients taking erythromycin, a dose of Pitavastatin 1 mg once daily should not be exceeded.
Rifampin: Rifampin significantly increased pitavastatin exposure. In patients taking rifampin, a dose of Pitavastatin 2 mg once daily should not be exceeded.
Gemfibrozil: Due to an increased risk of myopathy/rhabdomyolysis when HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are coadministered with gemfibrozil, concomitant administration of Pitavastatin with gemfibrozil should be avoided.
Other Fibrates: Because it is known that the risk of myopathy during treatment with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors is increased with concurrent administration of other fibrates, Pitavastatin should be administered with caution when used concomitantly with other fibrates.
Niacin: The risk of skeletal muscle effects may be enhanced when Pitavastatin is used in combination with niacin; a reduction in Pitavastatin dosage should be considered in this setting.
Colchicine: Cases of myopathy, including rhabdomyolysis, have been reported with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors coadministered with colchicine, and caution should be exercised when prescribing Pitavastatin with colchicine.
Warfarin: Pitavastatin had no significant pharmacokinetic interaction with R- and S-warfarin. Pitavastatin had no significant effect on prothrombin time (PT) and international normalized ratio (INR) when administered to patients receiving chronic warfarin treatment. However, patients receiving warfarin should have their PT and INR monitored when pitavastatin is added to their therapy.
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