TABLE 9.

High-Intensity and Moderate-Intensity Statin Therapy*

High-intensity statin therapy (lowers LDL cholesterol by ≥50%)Moderate-intensity statin therapy (lowers LDL cholesterol by 30–50%)
Atorvastatin 40–80 mgAtorvastatin 10–20 mg
Rosuvastatin 20–40 mgRosuvastatin 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. XL, extended release.