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Livalo (pitavastatin) should not be taken with alcohol. People who drink should limit the amount of alcohol that they consume as they are at an increased risk of developing liver damage. Keep reading to learn more about Livalo and alcohol interactions.

Side Effects

People who drink moderately while taking this drug will experience side effects due to potential liver damage. Signs of liver damage may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • fever
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • joint swelling
  • skin rash
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • pale stools
  • dark urine
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)


Alcohol can raise triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are types of fat that are created by the body when calories are not used immediately as they are stored in fat cells. When triglyceride levels build up, it can lead to a range of medical conditions, including an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke. When alcohol is taken with Livalo, liver damage may result due to the increase in triglycerides.

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