Adjunct to diet for patients w/ elevated total cholesterol (total-C) & LDL-C, Apo B & triglycerides (TG) & to increase HDL-C in patients w/ primary hypercholesterolemia (heterozygous familial & non-familial), combined (mixed) hyperlipidemia (Fredrickson types IIa & IIb), elevated serum TG levels (Fredrickson type IV) & for patients w/ dysbetalipoproteinemia (Fredrickson type III) who do not respond adequately to diet. Reduction of total-C & LDL-C in patients w/ HoFH. Reduction of total-C & LDL-C & apo B levels in boys & postmenarchal girls 10-17 yr w/ heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia when after adequate diet therapy, LDL-C remains ≥190 mg/dL or ≥160 mg/dL & there is +ve family history of premature CV disease or ≥2 other CV disease risk factors. Prevention of CV disease w/o clinically evident CV disease but w/ multiple risk factors eg, age, smoking, HTN, low HDL-C, or family history of early CHD to reduce risk of MI, stroke & revascularisation procedures & angina. Type 2 diabetes w/o clinically evident CHD but w/ multiple risk factors eg, retinopathy, albuminuria, smoking or HTN to reduce risk of MI & stroke. Patients w/ clinically evident CHD to reduce risk of non-fatal MI, fatal & non-fatal stroke, revascularisation procedures, hospitalisation for CHF & angina.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Dose range: 10-80 mg once daily. Primary hypercholesterolemia & combined (mixed) hyperlipidemia 10 mg once daily. Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in ped patient 10-17 yr Initially 10 mg daily, dose adjustments made at ≥4 wk intervals. Max: 20 mg daily. Severe dyslipidemia in ped patient ≥10 yr Initially 10 mg daily, may be increased to 80 mg daily. Dose adjustments made at ≥4 wk intervals. Children HoFH Up to 80 mg daily.
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