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Table 1 Definitions for high vs. low intensity lipid-lowering therapy

From: Supplementing claims data with outpatient laboratory test results to improve confounding adjustment in effectiveness studies of lipid-lowering treatments

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