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Livalo (pitavastatin) is not addictive: there are no withdrawal side effects when stopping this drug therapy. Since it is used to control cholesterol levels, many people will not feel any different following Livalo withdrawal than when they are taking it.

However, some people have reported muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and cramps while on Livalo, which may clear up after stopping this drug. Always speak with a medical professional before discontinuing the use of this medication and to discuss possible side effects based on your specific medical history and conditions.

How Long Do Livalo Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

There are no withdrawal symptoms from this drug. However, stopping this medication without approval from a medical provider could increase your risks of dealing with serious medical conditions, such as a heart attack or stroke.

People who may experience side effects from taking Livalo may continue to feel discomfort after stopping this medication. These symptoms could last for several days to several weeks.


People should talk to their medical provider regarding any concerns.

Treatment Options

Since there are typically no physical withdrawal symptoms associated with Livalo, there are no specific treatment options. You should always speak with a medical professional to develop a treatment and dosage plan if you are dealing with adverse side effects from other drugs and wish to take this drug.

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