fibrate

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fibrate

(ˈfaɪbreɪt)
n
any of a class of drugs used to lower fat levels in the body
Translations

fibrate

n fibrato
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Medications that have the most powerful effect on triglycerides include fibric acids such as gemfibrozil and fenofibrate.
Fibric acids. The KDOQI guidelines recommend treatment with fibric acids (fenoflbrate and gemfibrozil) or nicotinic acid when triglycerides are greater than 500 mg/dL.
Taking statins with niacin or fibric acids like gemfibrozil (Lopid) or fenofibrate (Tricor) may increase the risks of rhabdomyolysis.
Recommended pharmacologic interventions include HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), bile acid sequestrants, nicotinic acid, and fibric acids (Reed et al., 2003).
While cholesterol-modifying agents include 4 different classes--statins, fibric acid derivatives, bile acid resins, "and nicotinic acid--studies cited in this paper predominantly involved statins "and fibric acids, ha systematic reviews of both primary and secondary prevention trials, statins were the most effective agents for both cholesterol lowering and cardiovascular risk reduction.
People with high triglycerides and low HDL may be better off with niacin or fibric acids (Lopid or Lipidil).