Statin therapy for reduction of LDL-C

DrugIntensity of LDL-C reduction
High (> 50%)Moderate (30%–49%)Low (< 30%)
Atorvastatin (Lipitor)40 mg/80 mg, daily10 mg/20 mg, daily
Rosuvastatin (Crestor)20 mg/40 mg, daily5 mg/10 mg, daily
Simvastatin (Zocor)20 mg/40 mg, daily10 mg, daily
Pravastatin (Pravachol)40 mg/80 mg, daily10 mg/20 mg, daily
Pitavastatin (Livalo)1 mg to 4 mg, daily
Lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)40 mg/80 mg, daily20 mg, daily
Fluvastatin XL (Lescol XL)80 mg, daily
Fluvastatin (Lescol)40 mg, twice daily20 mg/40 mg, daily
  • LDL-C = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol