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Fibric acid derivatives

Other names: Fibrates

What are Fibric acid derivatives?

Fibric acid derivatives or fibrates are regarded as broad-spectrum lipid lowering drugs. Their main action is to decrease triglyceride levels but they also tend to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and help to raise high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Fibrates appear to activate a protein called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR-alpha). PPAR-alpha activates the enzyme lipoprotein lipase and ultimately results in decreased formation of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (which is converted into LDL cholesterol) and triglycerides and an increase in HDL cholesterol.

List of Fibric acid derivatives:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Lipofen (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibrate
2 reviews
Lopid (Pro)
Generic name: gemfibrozil
6 reviews
TriCor (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibrate
15 reviews
Lofibra (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibrate
0 reviews
Trilipix (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibric acid
18 reviews
Fenoglide (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibrate
0 reviews
Antara (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibrate
1 review
Fibricor (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibric acid
0 reviewsAdd rating
Triglide (Pro)
Generic name: fenofibrate
0 reviewsAdd rating
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