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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Zypitamag is a statin. Statins are types of medications prescribed by your healthcare provider to help manage cholesterol levels. Zypitamag can help to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
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.
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.
The most common side effects of ZYPITAMAG in clinical studies were: Back pain Constipation Diarrhea Muscle pain Pain in the legs or arms