Patients who may benefit

Patients who may benefit

Examples of patients on ZYPITAMAG

These are profiles of people* who may benefit from ZYPITAMAG. Do any of these traits apply to you? If so, talk with your doctor about whether you may benefit from ZYPITAMAG too.

*Not actual patients. Individual examination is required to determine the best course of treatment. Please see important safety information and full prescribing information.

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Manuel*, age 55

Living with Type II Diabetes

"I've heard some statins can raise blood sugar levels. But my doctor told me ZYPITAMAG has been shown not to change blood sugar levels significantly compared with Lipitor® (atorvastatin). So I decided to give ZYPITAMAG a try."

The 2018 ACC/AHA Multisociety Guidelines on the Management of Blood Cholesterol recommend that individuals living with diabetes mellitus who are 40-75 years of age should initiate a moderate intensity statin.1 ZYPITAMAG (pitavastatin magnesium) is a moderate intensity-statin and is available in doses of 2 and 4 mg.2

Pitavastatin has demonstrated effective LDL cholesterol lowering of up to 41% in individuals living with type 2 diabetes mellitus, with 4 mg pitavastatin being comparable with commonly prescribed 20 mg Lipitor® (atorvastatin).2

Interestingly, in the same study, pitavastatin demonstrated a non-significant change in blood glucose levels compared to baseline. This was in contrast to Lipitor® (atorvastatin), which demonstrated a significant increase in blood glucose levels compared to baseline.2

If you have high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, ask your doctor if ZYPITAMAG is right for you!

Lipitor® is a trademark of Pfizer Inc.

1 Grundy SM et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;Nov 10:[Epub ahead of print]

2 ZYPITAMAG® [prescribing information]. Ahmedabad, India: Cadila Healthcare Ltd; August 2018

*Not actual patients. Individual examination is required to determine the best course of treatment. Please see important safety information and full prescribing information.


Who should NOT take ZYPITAMAG?

ZYPITAMAG is not right for everyone. Do not take ZYPITAMAG if:

  • You have a known allergy to ZYPITAMAG or any of its ingredients.
  • You have active liver problems, including some abnormal liver test results.
  • You are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant, as it may harm the baby.
  • You are currently taking cyclosporine or gemfibrozil.

What is the most important information I should know and talk to my doctor about?

  • Call your healthcare provider or get help right away if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, or hives.
  • Muscle problems may be an early sign of rare, serious conditions. Tell your doctor right away if you have any unexplained muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever, or if these muscle signs or symptoms persist after discontinuing ZYPITAMAG.
  • Serious liver problems have been reported rarely in patients taking statins, including pitavastatin. Your doctor should do liver tests before you start, and if you have symptoms of liver problems while you are taking ZYPITAMAG. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you feel more tired than usual, have a loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark-colored urine, or yellowing of the skin or eyes.
  • Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications you take including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
  • Increases in blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including pitavastatin.
  • Tell your doctor about your alcohol use.
  • Tell your healthcare provider of a known or suspected pregnancy.

What are the most common side effects of ZYPITAMAG?

The most common side effects of ZYPITAMAG in clinical studies were:

  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain in the legs or arms

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 or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store and take ZYPITAMAG?

  • Store ZYPITAMAG tablets at room temperature, in a dry place, and out of the reach of children.
  • Take ZYPITAMAG orally once daily with or without food at the same time each day.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not split, crush, dissolve, or chew.
  • The maximum recommended dosage is ZYPITAMAG 4 mg once daily.
  • If you take too much ZYPITAMAG or you or someone else takes an overdose, call your doctor and/or local Poison Control Center.

Other important information I should know about ZYPITAMAG.

  • ZYPITAMAG has not been studied to evaluate its effect on reducing heart-related disease or death.
  • ZYPITAMAG is available by prescription only.

For additional information, please see the full Prescribing Information.

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