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A List of Statins – Dosing Range and Potency

A list of statins (in alpha order by generic name)1:

Name
Daily dosage range
Published LDL-
cholesterol reducing
potency
Available as generic
in the U.S.?
Lipitor
(atorvastatin)
10-80 mg26%-60%Yes
Lescol
(fluvastatin)
10-20 mg22%-36%Yes
Mevacor
(lovastatin)
10-80 mg21%-42%Yes
Livalo
(pitavastatin)
1-4 mg32%-43%No
Pravachol
(pravastatin)
10-80 mg22%-34%Yes
Crestor
(rosuvastatin)
5-40 mg45%-63%No
Zocor
(simvastatin)
10-80 mg26%-47%Yes

[1] Adapted from: Jones PHDavidson MHStein EABays HEMcKenney JMMiller ECain VABlasetto JWSTELLAR Study Group. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin versus atorvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin across doses (STELLAR* Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jul 15;92(2):152-60.

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