Table 1Included statins

StatinStrengthDose rangeUsual starting dose
Atorvastatin (Lipitor®)10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80mg10–80 mg once daily20 mg
Fluvastatin (Lescol and Lescol XL®)20 mg, 40 mg XL, 80 mg20–80 mg once daily or divided bid; XL once daily20 mg
Lovastatina (Mevacor and extended release Altoprev®)20 mg, 40 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg20–80 mg daily or divided bid
20–80 mg once daily Altoprev
20 mg
Pravastatina (Pravachol®)10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg (also 30 mg in generic only)10–80 mg once daily40 mg
Rosuvastatin (Crestor®)5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg5–40 mg once daily10 mg
Simvastatina (Zocor®)5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg5–80 mg once daily40 mg
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Available in generic and trade form.

From: Introduction

Cover of Drug Class Review: HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins) and Fixed-dose Combination Products Containing a Statin
Drug Class Review: HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins) and Fixed-dose Combination Products Containing a Statin: Final Report Update 5 [Internet].
Smith MEB, Lee NJ, Haney E, et al.
Portland (OR): Oregon Health & Science University; 2009 Nov.
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