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Clofibrate - Interactions and Warnings

It has been clearly established that lipid-lowering treatments such as fibrates can reduce cardiovascular events. Potentially more serious adverse effects, which are more clearly related to drug treatment and are probably dose-dependent, include elevations in hepatic transaminase levels and myopathy; however, these effects are uncommon and generally resolve rapidly when treatment is stopped. The risk of myopathy with fibrate treatment is increased in patients with renal impairment. Clofibrate is associated with an increased risk of gallstones. Lipid-lowering drugs should be administered with extra caution to elderly patients.
- Drugs Aging 2001;18(9):665-83 -- How well tolerated are lipid-lowering drugs? -- Tomlinson B, Chan P, Lan W.

An interaction with oral anticoagulants was observed.
- Artery 1980;7(1):73-82 -- Hypolipidemic and hypouricemic action of fenofibrate in various types of hyperlipoproteinemias. -- Harvengt C, Heller F, Desager JP.

last update: November 2008

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