fibric acid

fibric acid

 [fi´brik]
any of a group of compounds structurally related to clofibrate used to reduce plasma levels of triglycerides and cholesterol.

fibric acid

/fi·bric ac·id/ (fi´brik) any of a group of compounds structurally related to clofibrate that can reduce plasma levels of triglycerides and cholesterol; used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia.
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13 It is reasonable to study the effect of pioglitazone on lipid profile of non-diabetics and compare it with that of gemfibrozil, a fibric acid derivative, which shows anti-hyperlipidaemic effect by acting on PPAR-a.
The dyslipidemia drugs market report estimates the market size (Revenue USD million - 2013 to 2020) for key market segments based on the drug class (bile acid resins, fibric acid and omega-3 fatty acid derivatives, niacin, statins, and other drugs such as combination drugs and cholesterol absorption inhibitors), and forecasts growth trends (CAGR% - 2016 to 2020).
Statins, as well as fibric acid derivatives and niacin, are important considerations in patients with myopathic symptoms.
Or you could substitute another type of cholesterol-lowering drug (bile acid resins, nicotinic acid, fibric acid derivatives, or cholesterol absorption inhibitors) or just work harder on those lifestyle changes that we know can lower cholesterol: a low-fat diet, weight loss, and exercise.
Fibric acid derivatives, such as fenofibrate, bezafibrate and gemfibrozil, are preferred in the treatment of dyslipidemias associated with DM and metabolic syndrome than HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors as they are usually more effective for normalizing serum levels of HDL-Cholesterol and TG7.
Klickstein, fibric acid derivatives, such as losartan, can lower uric acid, and some patients may have improved symptoms with this drug.
Patients may be prescribed HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) and fibric acid derivatives for control of lipid and triglyceride abnormalities.
5,27) However, adding fibric acid therapy, in particular gemfibrozil, to statin therapy may increase the incidence of significant muscle toxicity.
The antihyperlipidemic class of drugs can be subdivided into bile acid sequestrants, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, fibric acid derivatives, ezetim-ibe, and niacin.
Fibric acid derivatives (gemfibrozil [Lopid[R]], fenofibrate [Tricor[R]], clofibrate [Abitrate[R]]) are used to decrease triglyceride levels.