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).

Reference:

  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