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Usual Dosing (Adults)

 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.

Renal Dosing

dialysis Impaired Renal Function:
In patients with significant renal impairment, a starting dose of 10 mg daily is recommended.


dialysis No specific comments in the package insert. See renal dosing above.


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