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Fibrates are best at lowering triglycerides and in some cases increasing HDL (good cholesterol) levels. These drugs are not very effective in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. That's why fibrates are generally used in people whose triglycerides are high or whose HDL is low, after reaching LDL goal. Fibrates are most effective at lowering triglycerides (blood fats). Additionally, they act to raise the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Fibrates may be used in combination therapy with the statins.
Fibrates currently available in the U.S.include:
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid®)**
- Fenofibrate (Antara®, Lofibra®, Tricor®, and Triglide™)**
- Clofibrate (Atromid-S)**
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