Usual initial dose: 10 mg once daily (range: 5 to 20 mg). Reserve higher initial
dose for patients with severe hypercholesteremia or patients with homozygous
familial hypercholesterolemia. May titrate dose after 2 weeks (increase by 5-10
mg once daily). Dosing range: 5-40 mg/day (maximum dose: 40 mg once daily).
[>30 mL/min/1.73 m2 ]: No changes.
[<30 mL/min/1.73 m2 - Not on hemodialysis]: Start at 5 mg qd. Do not
exceed 10 mg qd.
Insufficient data. (Steady-state concentrations of rosuvastatin in
patients on chronic hemodialysis were ~ 50% greater compared to healthy
volunteer subjects with normal renal function).
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