My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concern from this med or these numbers? Thank you

See below. Livalo (pitavastatin) is a statin drug that was said to have less muscle aches or cramps compared to oder statin drugs, that being said , it is a goodmedication to lower the LDL and total chol. Ffup.Of liver function test is needed to make sure they are not affected by the med. Med needs to be paired up with diet and exercise to achieve desired LDL goal. Your mom's numbers are not alarming but definitely need tx.

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My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concerns from the meds or these numbers? Thank you!

All are . Possible side effects but impossible to predict who will or who won't get any particular one. Overall the percentages are very low. The risk of cardiovascular disease rises sharply with elevator LDL levels and are worth the risks of treatment as when they are high enough diet alone never works . If they are in intermediate ranges diet and homeopathic remedies sometimes will get the levels down. Read more...