Basics to Initiating Statin Therapy


so as far as statin therapies when

initiating statins the guidelines don't

explicitly explain exactly how to do

that they do define that you know

patients should be on a moderate or high

intensity statin but what we've done in

the past is we've always started at a

very low dose so the question really

remains now is you know should we just

start patients on the higher dose and

large in part you can you can do that

there are some patients such as elderly

patients and then of course patients

with impaired hepatic or renal function

where we might want to consider actually

starting a less than optimal statin dose

just to make sure that they tolerate it

and then go up from there