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HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors ("Statins")

Janessa M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors ("Statins") is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide.

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  • Atherosclerosis: fluvastatin, lovastatin
  • Cardiovascular events (secondary prevention): pravastatin; coronary heart disease (primary prevention): pravastatin, simvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin
  • Stroke / TIA (prophylaxis): simvastatin, rosuvastatin, atorvastatin
  • Hypercholesterolemia, heterozygous familial: pravastatin (pediatrics), fluvastatin, atorvastatin, lovastatin, rosuvastatin; hypercholesterolemia, homozygous familial: simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin
  • Hypercholesterolemia (primary): fluvastatin, rosuvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin; hypertriglyceridemia: atorvastatin, rosuvastatin


  • Hyperlipidemia associated with ART

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Last updated: September 3, 2016


Smith, Janessa M, and Paul A Pham. "HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors ("Statins")." Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, 2016. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545193/all/HMG_CoA_Reductase_Inhibitors__.
Smith JM, Pham PA. HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors ("Statins"). Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. 2016. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545193/all/HMG_CoA_Reductase_Inhibitors__. Accessed June 25, 2019.
Smith, J. M., & Pham, P. A. (2016). HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors ("Statins"). In Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545193/all/HMG_CoA_Reductase_Inhibitors__
Smith JM, Pham PA. HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors ("Statins") [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. ; 2016. [cited 2019 June 25]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545193/all/HMG_CoA_Reductase_Inhibitors__.
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