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Cholesterol-lowering medications - fibric acid derivatives

Fibric acid derivatives include:

  • Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
  • Fenofibrate (Lipofen, TriCor, Lofibra, Fenoglide, Antara, Triglide, Lipidil Micro, Lipidil Supra)
  • Fenofibric acid (Fibricor)
 

Depletions

There is no evidence that this medication depletes any nutrients.

Editorial Note

The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medicines. If you have any of these signs and symptoms, it does not always mean you have low levels of these nutrients.

Factors that affect the level of nutrients are:

  • Your medical history
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • How long you have been taking the medicine

Please talk to your health care provider. They can best address your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.

Supporting Research

Gold Standard Drug Database. Drug Monograph: Fenofibrate, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-715. Accessed July 12, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database. Drug Monograph: Fenofibric acid, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-3649. Accessed July 12, 2016.

Gold Standard Drug Database. Drug Monograph: Gemfibrozil, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-274. Accessed July 1, 2016.

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          Review Date: 9/19/2016  

          Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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