High-intensity statin therapy
(lowers cholesterol by ≥50%)
Moderate-intensity statin therapy
(lowers cholesterol by 30 - 50%)
Low-intensity statin therapy
(lowers cholesterol by < 30%)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 40 - 80 mg a day
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor®) 20 - 40 mg a day
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) 10 - 20 mg a day
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor®) 5 - 10 mg a day
  • Simvastatin (Zocor®) 20 - 40 mg a day
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol®) 40 - 80 mg a day
  • Lovastatin (Mevacor®) 40 mg a day
  • Fluvastatin XL (Lescol XL®) 80 mg a day
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol®) 40 mg twice a day
  • Pitavastatin (Livalo®) 2 - 4 mg a day
  • Simvastatin (Zocor®) 10 mg a day
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol®) 10 - 20 mg a day
  • Lovastatin (Mevacor®) 20 mg a day
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol®) 20 - 40 mg a day
  • Pitavastatin (Livalo®) 1 mg a day