early monitoring of the effect of statins on lipid lowering

Last reviewed 01/2018

Maximal response to statin therapy would require 4 weeks of treatment, because approximately 70% and 90% of the full response are seen at 1 and 2 weeks of treatment, respectively (1).


  1. D.W. Schneck, R.H. Knopp, C.M. Ballantyne, R. McPherson, R.R. Chitra and S.G. Simonson, Comparative effects of rosuvastatin and atorvastatin across their dose ranges in patients with hypercholesterolemia and without active arterial disease. Am J Cardiol 91 (2003), pp. 33–41