- High cholesterol blood levels (LDL-cholesterol above 100 mg/dL up to 220 mg/dL.
- Triglycerides up to 600 mg/dL.
- History of coronary artery disease (ex.: heart attack, angina), stroke, diabetes or at
high risk of such events
- Pregnancy or lactation, use of high statin doses (>40mg) at baseline, liver or renal
problems, use of other drugs that would interfere with evaluation of efficacy or cause
safety problems, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes or hypothyroidism, recent cardiac
event of procedure, high baseline CPK levels