Daily drug doses
Agent Starting Dose Comments
Atorvastatin 10 mg Check for antibiotic (I.E. Clarithromycin) and antifungal drug interactions prior to commencing
Rosuvastatin 5 mg
Pravastatin 20 mg 2nd Line (lower potency)
Pitatstatin 1 mg 3rd Line (lower potency)
Lovastatin NOT recommended for co-administration with PIs or delarvidine
Simvastatin
Fish Oil 1.2 g-3.6 g No adjustment required  
Fenofibrate 145 mg No adjustment required Monitor ALT/CK if combustion statin/fibrate, ↑risk of side effects. Dose reduce if renal dysfunction
Ezetimibe 10 mg No adjustment required Used in combination, or as monotherapy if statin is contraindicated.
Niacin 500 mg (extended release- dose) Maximum of 2,000 mg/day over 4 to 8 weeks Avoid as first-line therapy in patients receiving PIs or in patients with lipodystrophy
Ezetimibe 10 mg No adjustment required Used in combination, or as monotherapy if statin is contraindicated.
Table 1: Recommended lipid lowering therapy in patients with HIV.