fibric acids


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fi·bric ac·ids

(fī'brik as'idz),
Drugs structurally related to clofibrate, used to treat hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia.
Synonym(s): fibrates
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5,27) However, adding fibric acid therapy, in particular gemfibrozil, to statin therapy may increase the incidence of significant muscle toxicity.
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.
Fibric acids lower LDL somewhat but are used mainly to treat high triglyceride and low HDL levels.