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Limit use of 80 mg simvastatin. Accessed September 21, Concurrent therapy with amiodarone or verapamil: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc; November Statin-associated myopathy may be dose related.

Considerations in the Approach to Appropriate Statin Selection

Crestor rosuvastatin package insert. Mild to moderate muscular symptoms with high-dosage statin therapy in hyperlipidemic patients—the PRIMO study.

Inhibition of CoQ 10 or Ubiquinone: How to balance cardiorenometabolic benefits and risks of statins. The NLA does recommend obtaining baseline CK levels only in patients at high risk for myopathy, such as older patients or those requiring combination therapy with another agent known to increase myotoxicity. If the symptoms do not resolve after approximately 2 weeks, the statin is likely not the cause and should be reinitiated at the original dose.

Rosuvastatin in older patients with systolic heart failure. An important AE associated with statin use is new-onset diabetes. Accessed June 20, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; October Daily dosing versus alternate-day dosing of simvastatin in patients with hypercholesterolemia.


Statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in elderly patients: Studies evaluating vitamin D supplementation as prevention have been limited in their design and require validation through a larger randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. When compared to clinical practice, the number of patients reporting statin-associated myopathy during clinical trials remains low, primarily because patients who are susceptible to, or who have an increased risk for, statin-associated adverse events are often excluded from clinical trials.

Medicines use and spending in the U. Once patients are initiated on statin therapy, pharmacists have the opportunity to monitor patient adherence, treatment response, and medication safety, in addition to providing ongoing patient education on statin therapy and its adverse effects. Knowledge of the currently available statins and their properties will enable pharmacists to provide appropriate recommendations for individualized treatment regimens.

Pfizer, Inc; January May be started at 40 mg once daily in the evening. These include the combination of atorvastatin and amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker CCB indicated for hypertension, and the combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe, an intestinal cholesterol-absorption inhibitor also indicated for hypercholesterolemia. Dosage adjustment based on concomitant cyclosporine: Statins have long been associated with muscle-related toxicity, including myalgia muscle pain without elevated creatine kinase [CK]myopathy general term for muscle diseaseand myositis muscle inflammationthe last two of which involve significant CK elevations.


Dosing Although most statins may be taken without regard to meals, immediate-release IR lovastatin should be taken with the evening meal because of increased bioavailability. Atorvastatin and simvastatin are also available generically in several combination products.

Considerations in the Approach to Appropriate Statin Selection

Many risk factors have been identified for statin-associated myopathy, including female gender, advanced age, and low body mass index. Pharmacists in the inpatient and outpatient setting may be fluvastatim involved in the monitoring of medication therapy and tolerability, and therefore should be aware of the signs and symptoms of statin-associated myopathy.

Prevention of cardiovascular events, hyperlipidemias: Statins and the risk of diabetes: The positive results from isoprenoid supplementation insret support to the role of isoprenoids in statin-associated myopathy. Altoprev lovastatin package insert.

First, owing to a higher likelihood pacoage symptoms, the clinician may choose to avoid the most lipophilic statins lovastatin and simvastatin in favor of more hydrophilic statins fluvastatin, pravastatin, and rosuvastatin.

The effects of lowering LDL cholesterol with simvastatin plus ezetimibe in patients with chronic kidney disease Study of Heart and Renal Protection: N Engl J Med.