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Fenofibrate

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    Oral
    Fenofibrate
    Lipidil 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Stimulates catabolism of lipoproteins, resulting in reduction of circulating triglyceride and cholesterol.
    • Pharmacology
    • Reduce triglycerides by 25-50%
    • Reduce LDL by 5-20%
    • Increase HDL by 10-20%
    • Reduce incidence of coronary artery disease in type II diabetics

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Hypertriglyeridaemia (gemfibrozil)
    • Adjunctive treatment (along with statins) for elevated LDL (fenofibrate)
    • Secondary prevention of coronary artery / cerebrovascular / peripheral vascular disease / diabetes
    • Adverse Effects
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
    • Dyspepsia
    • Elevated LFTs
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