Table 8.2

High-intensity and moderate-intensity statin therapy*

High-intensity statin therapyModerate-intensity statin therapy
  • Lowers LDL cholesterol by ≥50%

  • Atorvastatin 40–80 mg

  • Rosuvastatin 20–40 mg

  • Lowers LDL cholesterol by 30% to <50%

  • Atorvastatin 10–20 mg

  • Rosuvastatin 5–10 mg

  • Simvastatin 20–40 mg

  • Pravastatin 40–80 mg

  • Lovastatin 40 mg

  • Fluvastatin XL 80 mg

  • Pitavastatin 2–4 mg

  • * Once-daily dosing.