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TK is a 51-year-old woman who presents to the clinic for diabetes follow-up. Her past medical history includes type 2 diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, and dyslipidemia. She has no known drug allergies and is a non-smoker.
Her current medications are:
* Metformin 1000 mg twice daily
* Losartan/HCTZ 100/25 mg daily
* Aspirin 81 mg daily
Labs are drawn today and include:
* HbA1c, 7.1%
* Complete metabolic panel: WNL (SCr, 0.7; Na+, 139; K+, 4.5; AST, 23; ALT, 26)
* Lipid panel: TC, 230; TG, 365; HDL, 41; LDL, 124
* Weight, 82 kg; BMI, 33; blood pressure in clinic, 124/80 and 128/76 mmHg;
pulse, 82 beats/min
What should be done to treat her dyslipidemia?