I was taking 10mg of Crestor PO daily. I recently switched to Pravastatin and the MD ordered 40mg PO daily. I was wondering if Pravastatin is really that much less potent and is this the bottom dose?
10 Oct 2010
The usual adult dose of Pravastatin for Hyperlipidemia:
Initial dose: 40 mg once daily.
Maintenance dose: 40 to 80 mg once daily.
The recommended starting dose of CRESTOR is 10 mg once daily.
The dosage may be increased up to 40mg daily depending on lipid levels.
Yes, Crestor is more potent than Pravastatin, so a smaller dosage is needed to achieve the same result.
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