Table 1

Definitions for high vs. low intensity lipid-lowering therapy
Generic entity of study medications Brand name High-intensity daily doses (mg) Low-intensity daily doses (mg)
Atorvastatin Lipitor > 10 ≤ 10
Fluvastatin Lescol All doses considered low-intensity
Lovastatin Mevacor > 40 ≤ 40
Pravastatin Pravachol All doses considered low-intensity
Rosuvastatin Crestor > 5 ≤ 5
Simvastatin Zocor > 40 ≤ 40
Ezetimibe Zetia
Ezetimibe + simvastatin fixed combination Vytorin If simvastatin component > 40 If simvastatin component ≤ 40

Schneeweiss et al.

Schneeweiss et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:180   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-180

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