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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The dyslipidemia drugs market has been segmented into statins, bile acid resins, fibric acid derivatives, niacins, and others (combination drugs and cholesterol absorption inhibitors).
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.
Klickstein, fibric acid derivatives, such as losartan, can lower uric acid, and some patients may have improved symptoms with this drug.
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.
The washout period was 12 weeks for those patients receiving fibric acid derivatives and 6 weeks for those patients on statins and other agents or supplements.
But there are several similar medications which include bile acid sequestrants and fibric acid derivatives.
Effects of two different fibric acid derivatives on lipoproteins, cholesteryl ester transfer, febrinogen, plasminogen activator inhibitor and paraoxonase activity in type IIB hyperlipoproteinaemia.
Regulation of gene expression by fatty acids and fibric acid derivatives: an integrative role for PPARs.
The scientists homed in on two classes of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the fibric acid derivatives and the statins.