Fibrates (fibric acid) work by reducing triglyceride production and removing triglycerides from circulation. These triglyceride-lowering drugs also increase the levels of HDL "good" cholesterol.
- Reduce triglycerides
- Increase HDL
- Reduce the progression of coronary lesions
- Reduce major coronary events
Common Fibrate Medications
Below is a list of common brand name fibrates and the associated active ingredient found in the medication.
Click on the associated hyper-text link for a complete fact sheet on the associated medication to find out about drug interactions, side effects, and other useful information.
SOURCE: Drug Digest at www.drugdigest.org
Comparison of Various Fibrates on Cholesterol Levels
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This page was last updated on 12/24/05.