Adults: the recommended starting dose is 40 mg once daily. Use
80 mg dose only for patients not reaching LDL-C goal with 40 mg.
Children (ages 8 to 13 years, inclusive): the recommended
starting dose is 20 mg once daily.
Adolescents (ages 14 to 18 years): the recommended starting
dose is 40 mg once daily.
Impaired Renal Function:
In patients with significant renal impairment, a starting dose of 10 mg
daily is recommended.
No specific comments in the package insert. See renal dosing above.
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