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Lopid

Lopid is an effective medication which helps to fight with high levels of serum triglycerides. Lopid acts by reducing the production of triglycerides in the liver. It is fibrates.

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Also known as:  Gemfibrozil.

Description

Lopid target is to fight against high levels of serum triglycerides.

Lopid acts by reducing the production of triglycerides in the liver. It is fibrates.

Generic name of Lopid is Gemfibrozil.

Brand name of Lopid is Lopid.

Dosage

Take Lopid tablets orally.

Take Lopid twice a day with water at the same time.

Do not crush or chew it.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Lopid suddenly.

Overdose

If you overdose Lopid and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Lopid overdosage: arthralgia, muscle pain, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Protect from light and humidity. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

Side effects

The most common side effects associated with Lopid are:

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Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Lopid if you are allergic to Lopid components.

Do not take Lopid if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes.

Be careful with Lopid if you are taking cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and simvastatin (Zocor); and repaglinide (Prandin), anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin).

Be careful with Lopid if you suffer from or have a history of kidney, liver, gallbladder disease.

Do not stop taking Lopid suddenly.

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A novel analytical approach involving an improved rotating-disk sorptive extraction (RDSE) procedure and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to an ultraspray electrospray ionization source (UESI) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF/MS), in trap mode, was developed to identify and quantify four non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (naproxen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen and diclofenac) and two anti-cholesterol drugs (ACDs) (clofibric acid and gemfibrozil) that are widely used and typically found in water samples. The method reduced the amount of both sample and reagents used and also the time required for the whole analysis, resulting in a reliable and green analytical strategy. The analytical eco-scale was calculated, showing that this methodology is an excellent green analysis, increasing its ecological worth. The detection limits (LOD) and precision (%RSD) were lower than 90ng/L and 10%, respectively. Matrix effects and recoveries were studied using samples from the influent of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). All the compounds exhibited suppression of their signals due to matrix effects, and the recoveries were approximately 100%. The applicability and reliability of this methodology were confirmed through the analysis of influent and effluent samples from a WWTP in Santiago, Chile, obtaining concentrations ranging from 1.1 to 20.5μg/L and from 0.5 to 8.6μg/L, respectively.

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The risk assessment of organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B1-mediated drug-drug interactions (DDIs) is an indispensable part of drug development. We previously reported that in vitro inhibitory potencies of several inhibitors on OATP1B1 depend on the substrates when prototypical substrates, estradiol-17β-glucuronide (E₂G), estrone-3-sulfate, and sulfobromophthalein were used as test substrates. The purpose of this study was to comprehensively investigate this substrate-dependent inhibition of OATP1B1 using clinically relevant OATP1B1 inhibitors and substrate drugs. Effects of cyclosporine A (CsA), rifampin, and gemfibrozil on OATP1B1-mediated uptake of 12 substrate drugs were examined in OATP1B1-expressing human embryonic kidney 293 cells. The Ki values (μM) for CsA varied from 0.0771 to 0.486 (6.3-fold), for rifampin from 0.358 to 1.23 (3.4-fold), and for gemfibrozil from 9.65 to 252 (26-fold). Except for the inhibition of torasemide uptake by CsA and that of nateglinide uptake by gemfibrozil, the Ki values were within 2.8-fold of those obtained using E₂G as a substrate. Preincubation potentiated the inhibitory effect of CsA on OATP1B1 with similar magnitude regardless of the substrates. R values calculated based on a static model showed some variation depending on the Ki values determined with various substrates, and such variability could have an impact on the DDI predictions particularly for a weak-to-moderate inhibitor (gemfibrozil). OATP1B1 substrate drugs except for torasemide and nateglinide, or E₂G as a surrogate, is recommended as an in vitro probe in the inhibition experiments, which will help mitigate the risk of false-negative DDI predictions potentially caused by substrate-dependent Ki variation.

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Leibovitz L-15 medium was superior to RPM11640 in both maintenance and induction of peroxisomal beta-oxidation in cultured rat hepatocytes. Serum was not required for maintenance or induction of beta-oxidation. Cell plating density had only slight effects on maintenance and did not affect induction. Bezafibrate caused time- and dose-related increases in beta-oxidation, as well as increases in catalase, peroxisome volume fraction, and peroxisome number. This system maintained a greater percentage of control beta-oxidation than previously reported, and responded to several hypolipidemics with sizeable increases in activity. The flexibility of this system with respect to serum and cell-plating density facilitates simultaneous studies of cell parameters which are regulated by these variables.

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A series of 1-alkyl-3-phenylthiourea analogues were prepared and evaluated as HDL- and Apo A-I-elevating and triglyceride-lowering agents. Several derivatives were superior to gemfibrozil. The optimal analogue (HDL376) was shown to raise HDL cholesterol in the rat, hamster, dog, and monkey models.

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Twenty patients with mixed hyperlipidemia type IIb were treated for two weeks with the lipid lowering agent gemfibrozil at a dose of 900 mg/day. The mean age of the 10 younger ambulatory patients was 32.3 +/- 4.1 years, that of the 10 geriatric inpatients 76.9 +/- 7.1 years. Fasting blood samples were drawn from the patients on days 1, 7 and 14, and plasma lipids and apolipoproteins determined. In addition, the plasma phospholipids were isolated and the fatty acid composition determined by gas chromatography.

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In vitro hepatic transport of repaglinide, gemfibrozil and gemfibrozil 1-O-β-glucuronide was characterized using sandwich-culture human hepatocytes. A PBPK model, implemented in Simcyp (Sheffield, UK), was developed utilizing in vitro transport and metabolic clearance data.

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Statin monotherapy is generally well tolerated, with a low frequency of adverse events. The most important adverse effects associated with statins are myopathy and an asymptomatic increase in hepatic transaminases, both of which occur infrequently. Because statins are prescribed on a long-term basis, however, possible interactions with other drugs deserve particular attention, as many patients will typically receive pharmacological therapy for concomitant conditions during the course of statin treatment. This review summarizes the pharmacokinetic properties of statins and emphasizes their clinically relevant drug interactions.

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To further clarify some peculiar molecular mechanisms related to the physiology and pathophysiology of erythrocytes with respect to oxygen binding and release, metabolism and senescence, we investigated the oxidative effects of gemfibrozil in normal and beta-thalassemic red blood cells. Our results showed that the oxidative stress promoted by the drug, through a direct interaction with hemoglobin, may lead to activation of caspase 3, which in turn influences the band 3 anion flux and glucose metabolism. In a comparative context, we also evaluated the effect on band 3 and caspase 3 activation of orthovanadate (a phosphatase inhibitor) and t-butylhydroperoxide (a known oxidant). The results support the hypothesis that gemfibrozil influences band 3 function through several mechanisms of action, centered on oxidative stress, which induces significant alterations of glucose metabolism.

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Simvastatin is lipophilic statin with a short half-life that is primarily metabolized by CYP450 3A4. At doses of 5 - 80 mg, simvastatin lowers LDL cholesterol by 25 - 50%. Simvastatin has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 35% and overall mortality by up to 30% over 5 years. The recommended starting dose of simvastatin 40 mg is approved as a lipid-lowering agent and for all high-risk patients, including those with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, regardless of the baseline LDL level. Simvastatin dose should be adjusted in those receiving CYP3A4 inhibitors, gemfibrozil, or ciclosporin, amiodarone, or in those with severe renal insufficiency. Coformulation of simvastatin with ezetimibe is now available, and coformulation with extended release niacin is under development.

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The demography of dyslipidemia has changed towards a more complex atherogenic dyslipidemia involving increased levels of LDL cholesterol, in particular highly atherogenic small dense particles, hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol, together with increased levels of markers of inflammation, thrombogenesis and endothelial dysfunction. Statins were shown to significantly lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but treated patients are still left with a high residual risk, in particular for those with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, or low HDL cholesterol levels. Fibrates have been shown to reduce plasma triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol, while improving inflammation, thrombogenesis and endothelial dysfunction. Clinical trials with fibrates have demonstrated their potential to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality too, often through other mechanisms than those of statins. Combination trials of statins with fibrates have shown a more complete improvement of lipid profile and risk markers than each class separately. In contrast with gemfibrozil, fenofibrate does not interact significantly with the pharmacokinetics of statins, and its combination with statins has been shown to have a low risk of muscular side-effects or liver toxicity. The ACCORD outcome trial is exploring possible benefits of the combination of fenofibrate with statins on morbidity and mortality of patients with type 2 diabetes.

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An in vitro study was carried out in order to examine the metabolic basis of the interaction between fibrates and statins. Metabolic inhibition of statins was noted in the presence of gemfibrozil. However, increase in the unchanged form was fairly small for pitavastatin, compared with other statins. Several CYP enzymes were shown to be principally responsible for the metabolism of gemfibrozil in contrast to other fibrates. In the presence of gemfibrozil, a focal point was obtained in Dixon plots, demonstrating that there was inhibition of CYP2C8-, CYP2C9- and CYP3A4-mediated metabolism. We propose that the increase of plasma concentration caused by co-administration of gemfibrozil and statins is at least partially due to CYP-mediated inhibition.

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The major effect of the fibrates on triglycerides is to promote triglyceride-rich lipoprotein catabolism through increased lipoprotein lipase activity. Fibrates also enhance lipolysis of plasma triglycerides by a means different from that of caloric restriction. Their effect on very low-density lipoprotein metabolism also differs from that of nicotinic acid. The effect of fibrate therapy upon low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol concentrations depends upon the patients' overall lipoprotein status. The responsible mechanisms are not understood. In hypertriglyceridemic patients, fibrates often reverse abnormal changes in low-density lipoprotein composition; low-density lipoprotein heterogeneity is reduced and small dense low-density lipoproteins are eliminated, apparently secondary to reduced levels of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. Kinetic studies indicate that fibrates do not enhance low-density lipoprotein formation rates, thus contradicting the idea that fibrate therapy causes increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels via increased conversion of very low-density lipoprotein to low-density lipoprotein. Though enhanced low-density lipoprotein catabolism in hypertriglyceridemia could occur via several mechanisms, the responsible factors are largely reversed by fibrate therapy. In non-hypertriglyceridemic patients, fibrates may actually enhance the fractional clearance of low-density lipoprotein and thus reduce low-density lipoprotein levels. Fibrate therapy reverses the typical high-density lipoprotein pattern of hypertriglyceridemic patients, producing more high-density lipoprotein2a and less high-density lipoprotein2b. Such treatment also increases high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in patients without definite hypertriglyceridemia. Synthesis rates of apolipoproteins AI and AII may be affected by fibrates. The fibrates' major effects on sterol metabolism are interference with cholesterol and bile acid synthesis and increased cholesterol secretion into bile. Although bile saturation increases in most patients, in only a relatively small percentage do gallstones actually develop; super-saturated bile is not sufficient to induce gallstone formation in most patients. Available data strongly imply that fibrates mobilized cholesterol out of tissue pools, perhaps by altering tissue cell membranes to allow cholesterol release from the cell surfaces.

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Increases in empagliflozin exposure were <2-fold, indicating that the inhibition of the OATP1B1/1B3, OAT3 transporter, and uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferases did not have a clinically relevant effect on empagliflozin exposure. No dose adjustments of empagliflozin were necessary when it was coadministered with gemfibrozil, rifampicin, or probenecid. ClinicalTrials.gov identifiers: NCT01301742 and NCT01634100.

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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α has been shown to exert immunomodulatory effects in autoimmune disorders. However, until now, no data were present in the literature about the effect of PPARα activation on CXCL9 and CXCL11 chemokines in general or on secretion of these chemokines in thyroid cells.

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Gemfibrozil (GEM) is a clofibrate analog used to treat moderate to severe hypertriglyceridemias. In lab animals, GEM causes peroxisome proliferation, an effect that has been associated with hepatocarcinogenesis in rats. In humans, hepatobiliary disorders, but not carcinogenesis, have been associated with GEM therapy. In the present study [14C]GEM was administered orally to rats at a dose of 2000 mg/kg. At various time points, radioactivity in urine was analyzed by liquid scintillation spectrometry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography/mass spectrometryn, gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Nine metabolites of GEM were identified, some that have not been reported previously. Although the majority of metabolites were glucuronidated, some nonglucuronidated metabolites were identified in urine, including a diol metabolite (both ring methyls hydroxylated), and the product of its further metabolism, the acid-alcohol derivative (ortho ring methyl hydroxylated, meta ring methyl completely oxidized to the acid). Hydroxylation of the aromatic ring also was a common pathway for GEM metabolism, leading to the production of two phenolic metabolites, only one of which was detected in the urine in the nonconjugated or free form. Also of interest was the finding that both acyl and ether glucuronides were produced, including both glucuronide forms of the same metabolite (e. g., 1-O-GlcUA, 5'-COOH-GEM, and 5'-COO-GlcUA-GEM); the positions and functionality of the glucuronide conjugates were identified using base hydrolysis or glucuronidase treatment, in combination with liquid chromatography/MSn and nuclear magnetic resonance.

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The analysis pools previously unpublished data on flushing and related side effects from four randomized, double-blind studies of niacin ER, and also reviews long-term data on flushing from a 96-week open label, uncontrolled study.

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We sought to investigate if, similar to what has been described in other rodent tissues, ageing changes the activity of several transcription factors, namely signal transducer and activator of transcription, nuclear factor-kappa B (NFkappaB), activated protein-1 (AP-1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR), in cortex of Sprague-Dawley rats. We also investigated if the administration of two hypolipidemic drugs, gemfibrozil (GFB) and atorvastatin (ATV), could prevent those changes. To this purpose, we determined the expression and binding activity of these transcription factors in cortex samples from 3-month and 18-month old male and female rats, and in 18-month old rats of both sexes treated for 21 days with a daily dose of 3mg GFB/kg or 10mg ATV/kg. Ageing increased rat cortex NFkappaB binding activity by 35-40%, and decreased by 22-26% the amount of PPARalpha in rats of both sexes, while cortex AP-1 binding activity and c-Jun content were reduced only in old females (-26 and -50%, respectively). Cortex cyclooxigenase-2 (COX-2) and receptor for activated C-kinase 1 (RACK1) expression was also reduced by old age. Hypolipidemic drugs prevented the age-related decrease of cortex AP-1 in old females and increased AP-1 binding activity and c-Jun protein in cortex from both old male and female rats. GFB increased also by 80% the cortex PPARalpha content in old males. Our data indicate that 18-month old rats show signs of cortex biochemical deterioration related to the ageing process, and that hypolipidemic drug administration partially prevents the appearance of some of the age-related changes in cortex biochemistry.

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Eighty patients with coronary heart disease with a baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) level above 130 mg/dl or a triglyceride level of 200 mg/dl or higher who had been receiving gemfibrozil 600 mg twice/day. Thirty-nine (49%) patients had received concomitant therapy with a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin) for a minimum of 9 months.

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The 643R allele of R643G polymorphism (also known as R670G in the premature protein) in PECAM-1 has been associated with risk of myocardial infarction (MI), while the 643G allele has been associated with risk of coronary artery stenosis (CAS). The aim of this study was to investigate this apparently conflicting association. The association of R643G with risk of MI was determined in the second Northwick Park Heart study (2037 men with 138 CHD events; mean age: 56 years). Smokers homozygous for the 643R allele showed increased risk of MI with a hazard ratio of 2.47 (95% CI: 1.23-4.97; P=0.01) compared to smokers homozygous for the 643G allele. Progression of disease was determined in the Lopid Coronary Angiography Trial (279 men; mean age: 58.9 years). The 643G homozygotes showed greater focal (-0.08 +/- 0.02 mm) and diffuse (-0.01 +/- 0.01 mm) progression of CAS compared to 643R homozygotes (-0.02 +/- 0.02 mm and 0.001 +/- 0.01 mm, respectively; P=0.04). While there was no genotype effect on platelet aggregation, PECAM-1 tyrosine phosphorylation in HUVECs of GG genotype was 2.4-fold greater (P <0.01) than cells of RR genotype, and the level of transendothelial migration of monocytes of GG genotype was greater than that of monocytes of RR genotype following stimulation with either IL-1beta (12% higher, P <0.01) or TNF-alpha (10% higher, P=0.05). These data confirm the association of the R643G polymorphism with MI and CAS and suggest that greater influx of monocytes in individuals homozygous for the 643G may explain the association with CAS.

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Eight type III hyperlipoproteinemic (type III HLP), homozygous E 2/2 patients were enrolled in two periods of long-term diet-gemfibrozil treatment. The combined therapy resulted in highly significant decreases in their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, very-low density lipoprotein cholesterol, very-low density lipoprotein triglycerides, and increases in their high-density lipoprotein cholesterol during the first treatment period of 24 to 28 months. Type III HLP reasserted itself following an 8-week interruption of gemfibrozil therapy. Resumption of gemfibrozil therapy again lowered the high lipid-lipoprotein concentrations of these patients toward normal. Tuboeruptive xanthomata, palmar xanthoma, and xanthoma striata palmare subsided with treatment. Follow-up coronary arteriograms performed 2.5 to 3.0 years after initiation of diet-drug treatment showed stabilization of coronary arterial lesions, which was associated with improvement in exercise tolerance.

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lopid dosage 2016-09-29

The effect of gemfibrozil is mediated by the activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR alpha). The objective of this study was to determine buy lopid whether the lipid response to gemfibrozil therapy is influenced by the PPAR alpha-L162V polymorphism.

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Statins effectively lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, and because of this they have become a standard treatment for dyslipidemia and atheroprevention. Unfortunately, statin monotherapy may fail to normalize high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and it prevents only a minority of CVD events. Further treatment of lipid disorders that remain after statin monotherapy should help reduce the residual CVD risk. Fibrate monotherapy lowers high triglyceride levels, raises low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and reduces CVD risk; therefore, fibrates are recommended as an adjunct to statins for treatment of residual dyslipidemia and residual CVD buy lopid risk. This review provides an update on the benefits and risks of fibrate monotherapy and addresses the benefits and risks of adding fibrates to statins.

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A 75-year-old man with prostate cancer was referred for metastatic workup. A Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate bone scan was performed which revealed diffusely increased radiopharmaceutical uptake in the muscles of the arms and thighs. The patient was taking simvastatin 80 mg per day and gemfibrozil 600 mg twice a day for high cholesterol. The patient reported myalgias, and laboratory evaluation was consistent with rhabdomyolysis. After discontinuation of the anticholesterol medications, the clinical buy lopid and laboratory evaluations normalized. Bone scan performed 1 year later demonstrated complete resolution of muscle uptake.

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The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are effective in both the primary and secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease. As a group, these drugs are well tolerated apart from two uncommon but potentially serious adverse effects: elevation of liver enzymes and skeletal muscle abnormalities, which buy lopid range from benign myalgias to life-threatening rhabdomyolysis. Adverse effects with statins are frequently associated with drug interactions because of their long-term use in older patients who are likely to be exposed to polypharmacy. The recent withdrawal of cerivastatin as a result of deaths from rhabdomyolysis illustrates the clinical importance of such interactions. Drug interactions involving the statins may have either a pharmacodynamic or pharmacokinetic basis, or both. As these drugs are highly extracted by the liver, displacement interactions are of limited importance. The cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme system plays an important part in the metabolism of the statins, leading to clinically relevant interactions with other agents, particularly cyclosporin, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole and HIV protease inhibitors, that are also metabolised by this enzyme system. An additional complicating feature is that individual statins are metabolised to differing degrees, in some cases producing active metabolites. The CYP3A family metabolises lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin and cerivastatin, whereas CYP2C9 metabolises fluvastatin. Cerivastatin is also metabolised by CYP2C8. Pravastatin is not significantly metabolised by the CYP system. In addition, the statins are substrates for P-glycoprotein, a drug transporter present in the small intestine that may influence their oral bioavailability. In clinical practice, the risk of a serious interaction causing myopathy is enhanced when statin metabolism is markedly inhibited. Thus, rhabdomyolysis has occurred following the coadministration of cyclosporin, a potent CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein inhibitor, and lovastatin. Itraconazole has been shown to increase exposure to simvastatin and its active metabolite by at least 10-fold. Pharmacodynamically, there is an increased risk of myopathy when statins are coprescribed with fibrates or nicotinic acid. This occurs relatively infrequently, but is particularly associated with the combination of cerivastatin and gemfibrozil. Statins may also alter the concentrations of other drugs, such as warfarin or digoxin, leading to alterations in effect or a requirement for clinical monitoring. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetic properties of the statins should allow the avoidance of the majority of drug interactions. If concurrent therapy with known inhibitors of statin metabolism is necessary, the patient should be monitored for signs and symptoms of myopathy or rhabdomyolysis and the statin should be discontinued if necessary.

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This paper reviews the pharmacologic properties, clinical usefulness, and safety buy lopid profile of fenofibrate in the management of dyslipidemias.

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In this study, we investigated whether response to metformin, the most frequently drug for diabetes treatment, influences the therapeutic effects of antilipidemic medication in newly diagnosed patients with type buy lopid 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

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The past 20 years have seen considerable advances in the field of organ transplantation that have together led to a notable increase in survival rates and a reduction in postoperative morbidity of transplant recipients. However, these advances have been accompanied by the appearance of other complications of transplantation, such as post-transplant hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and graft coronary vasculopathy (GCV). GCV is an accelerated form of atherosclerosis in transplanted hearts that has proven to be one of the most important late complications of heart transplantation and is the single most limiting factor for long-term survival. The most important factors favouring the development of hyperlipidaemia after heart transplantation are inappropriate diet in combination with reduced physical activity, adverse effects of immunosuppressive therapy (ciclosporin [cyclosporin], corticosteroids) and polygenic hypercholesterolaemia in combination with ischaemic cardiomyopathy. The treatment of hyperlipidaemia in heart transplant recipients results in a variety of complications and side effects. In particular, interactions between lipid-lowering drugs and immunosuppressive therapy have been observed. Early attempts at treatment with bile acid binding buy lopid agents and nicotinic acid derivatives often proved insufficiently effective, and led to unacceptable adverse effects and significant disturbances of ciclosporin metabolism. Fibric acid derivatives provided moderate reductions in triglyceride and total cholesterol levels that were mostly--with the exception of gemfibrozil--accompanied by significant impairment of renal function. Probucol achieved only an unsatisfactory reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids lower cholesterol levels and improve endothelial function in heart transplant recipients; however, the significance of these effects is still under discussion. As in the general patient population, use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) achieved significant reductions in cholesterol levels. Use of these substances has resulted in significantly extended long-term survival times, significantly less GCV and fewer severe graft rejections. Selective cholesterol absorption inhibitors, administered with or without statins, could provide another treatment option for heart transplant patients with hypercholesterolaemia. In severe familial hypercholesterolaemia, which is rarely observed in heart transplant recipients, treatment with statins can be combined with extracorporeal cholesterol elimination procedures such as heparin induced extracorporeal LDL cholesterol precipitation (HELP). HELP enables total cholesterol levels to be kept within any desired target range, and has been used successfully and without adverse effects in heart transplant recipients.

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This report describes the baseline characteristics of the 2 buy lopid ,531 patients with coronary artery disease enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program High Density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial. The population is characterized by a large percentage of elderly patients, diabetic patients, and patients with the clinical characteristics of the insulin-resistance syndrome.

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CI-924 (5'5'-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2,5-diylbis(oxy)]bis [2,2-dimethyl-pentanoic acid]), a buy lopid lipid lowering agent, was previously shown to be hepatotumorigenic in male and female B6C3F1 mice but not in male and female albino Wistar rats. To determine if the difference between the species in tumorigenic response correlated with the extent of peroxisome proliferation or microsomal changes the effects of CI-924 on liver were characterized in rats and mice. CI-924 doses of 0, 25, 75, and 150 mg/kg were administered in the diet for 4 weeks to B6C3F1 mice and albino Wistar rats. Peroxisomal beta-oxidation activity was significantly increased in all groups at doses of 25 mg/kg or higher and was induced up to 25 times in male rats. Peroxisomal carnitine acyltransferase and acyl-CoA oxidase activities were also increased, with the greatest induction observed in male rats. Catalase activity quadrupled in rats and doubled in mice. Serum liver enzyme activities were unchanged with the exception of 5'nucleotidase which was elevated in mice and decreased in male, but not female, rats. Glutathione S-transferase decreased in the males of both species and glutathione peroxidase increased in the mice. Cytochrome P450 4A1 increased in both species at doses of 25 mg/kg or greater and correlated with increased lauric acid hydroxylation. The high degree of peroxisome proliferation in male rats was unexpected in light of the lack of tumorgenicity demonstrated in a previous 2-year study and these results indicate that early peroxisome proliferation alone is not always a good predictor of hepatocarcinogenicity.

lopid dosage generic 2017-03-03

Our clinical trial was set out to estimate the apoE allele frequency by way of polymerase chain reaction and restriction enzyme isoform genotyping amongst 81 obese, hyperlipoproteinemic patients (treated with gemfibrozil + diet). The relative frequencies of the E2, E3, E4 alleles were 0.28, 0.61, buy lopid 0.11 respectively (according to the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium). Phenotypes with increased triglycerides levels were dominant in both sexes: IV + V > II/B > II/A (44.4%, 39.5%, 16.0%). Therapy significantly decreased the atherogen lipid values with differing efficacy among each genotype group: E3 > E4 > E2. Our findings demonstrate that in the II/A group there was no great change using the gemfibrozil + diet combination: whereas in IV + V group this combination was effective in each apoE isoform. In the case of II/B it is highly important to determine the apoE genotypes, because the therapy is only efficacious in the E33 group taking all lipid parameters into consideration.

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Using a conditional logistic regression model, odds ratios for the development of coronary heart disease were 2.7 (95% CI, 1.1 to 6.5) for elevated IgA titers, 2.1 (CI, 1.1 to 3.9) for the presence of immune complexes, and 2.9 (CI, 1.5 to 5.4) for the presence of buy lopid both factors. If we adjusted for other coronary heart disease risk factors such as age, hypertension, and smoking, the corresponding values would be 2.3 (CI, 0.9 to 6.2), 1.8 (CI, 0.9 to 3.6), and 2.6 (CI, 1.3 to 5.2), respectively.

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Simvastatin belongs to a class of lipid-lowering drugs which completely inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl co-enzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase. The commonest adverse effects of therapy with simvastatin HMG CoA reductase inhibitors are gastro-intestinal disturbance, myositis and myopathy. Rhabdomyolysis leading to renal failure has been reported, but it appears to be very rare, except in patients also receiving cyclosporin, nicotinic acid or gemfibrozil. Here we report the case of an elderly lady who was known to have chronic renal failure, but who developed rhabdomyolysis following simvastatin therapy. Her symptoms of muscle pain, fatigue, myoglobulinuria, oliguria and pulmonary oedema appeared 48 h after the first dose of simvastatin. Simvastatin was immediately stopped, and the patient was dialysed for 1 week. Her renal function improved and came buy lopid back. We suggest that extreme care should be exercised in prescribing this drug, particularly for the elderly with renal impairment.

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The goals of secondary prevention after myocardial infarction are to avoid the complications of infarction itself, to prevent reinfarction, to detect and treat ischaemic episodes and to slow the progression of atherosclerosis. Antiplatelet therapy, especially with aspirin, has a clearcut beneficial effect decreasing cardiovascular mortality and of non-fatal reinfarction. A metaanalysis of ten trials has shown a 25% decrease in vascular events in the long-term, irrespective of age, gender, blood pressure blood glucose level, and dosage whether low (75 to 160 mg) or moderate (160 to 325 mg/day). Apart from the irreversible inhibition of cyclooxygenase, a beneficial effect on remodelling may be observed. Lipid lowering therapy has made significant advances since the introduction of the statimes. Compared with fibrates, statines have the advantage of reducing total mortality in addition to coronary mortality, whereas the fibrates, though reducing the latter, have been reported to increase total mortality and non-coronary mortality, but in a non-significant manner. Fibrates remain the drugs of choice for the treatment of pure hypertriglyceridaemia. The mechanisms of action of the statine are diverse: effects on endothelium-dependent relaxation, haemostasis, stabilisation of the atheromatous plaque and prevention of its rupture. The cost/effectiveness ratio of aspirin and statines is very high, the latter being much more cost-effective than, for example, the treatment of mild hypertension. Paxil 30mg Reviews

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Moderate-quality evidence Motrin Child Dosage suggests that fibrates lower the risk for cardiovascular and coronary events in primary prevention, but the absolute treatment effects in the primary prevention setting are modest (absolute risk reductions < 1%). There is low-quality evidence that fibrates have no effect on overall or non-CVD mortality. Very low-quality evidence suggests that fibrates are not associated with increased risk for adverse effects.

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TG fell 26.4% in the gemfibrozil group and rose 7.4% in the placebo group (P < 0.023), by an intent-to-treat analysis. When patients who were noncompliant or with inadequate data were excluded, similar results were found--a 30.4% fall with gemfibrozil and a 4.8% increase with placebo (P < 0.0001). TG levels fell within 4 wk and remained low for 20 Flomax Generic Names wk (P < 0.001). Mean HDL cholesterol rose by 4 wk and increased further at 12 wk (8-12%), P < 0.0001. TC fell. We observed a significant rise in LDL cholesterol in both gemfibrozil- and placebo-treated groups, with no significant differences between these groups. Changes in HbA1c were similar in gemfibrozil and placebo groups. No differences were observed in responses in groups treated with insulin and or oral hypoglycemic drugs. Overall AEs that were clinically important occurred in 6.1% in the gemfibrozil group vs. 2.0% in the placebo group (NS).

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to determine the effect of renal function on the pharmacokinetics of gemfibrozil following single and Levitra K7 Pill multiple oral doses.

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We Claravis Accutane Reviews reported a case of rhabdomyolysis induced by fenofibrate and reviewed the published rhabdomyolysis cases associated with fibrate therapy.

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A large body of data gathered over the past couple of years has identified the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) alpha, gamma, and beta/delta as transcription factors exerting modulatory actions in vascular cells. PPARs, which belong to the nuclear receptor family of ligand-activated transcription factors, were originally described as gene regulators of various metabolic pathways. Although the PPARalpha, gamma, and beta/delta subtypes are approximately 60% to 80% homologous in their ligand- and DNA-binding domains, significant differences in ligand and target gene specificities are observed. PPARalpha is activated by polyunsaturated fatty acids and oxidized derivatives and by lipid-modifying drugs of the fibrate family, including fenofibrate or gemfibrozil. PPARalpha controls expression of genes implicated in lipid metabolism. PPARgamma, in contrast, is a key regulator of glucose homeostasis and adipogenesis. Ligands of PPARgamma include naturally occurring FA derivatives, such as hydroxyoctadecadienoic acids (HODEs), prostaglandin derivatives such as 15-deoxyDelta12,14-prostaglandin J2, and glitazones, insulin-sensitizing drugs presently used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. Ligands for PPARbeta/delta are polyunsaturated fatty acids, prostaglandins, and synthetic compounds, some of which are presently in clinical development. PPARbeta/delta stimulates fatty acid oxidation predominantly acting in muscle. All PPARs are expressed in vascular cells, where they exhibit antiinflammatory and antiatherogenic properties. In addition, studies in various animal models as well as clinical data suggest that PPARalpha and PPARgamma activators can modulate atherogenesis in vivo. At present, no data are available relating to possible effects of PPARbeta/delta agonists on atherogenesis. Given the widespread use of PPARalpha and PPARgamma agonists in patients at high risk for Levitra 1 Mg cardiovascular disease, the understanding of their function in the vasculature is not only of basic interest but also has important clinical implications. This review will focus on the role of PPARs in the vasculature and summarize the present understanding of their effects on atherogenesis and its cardiovascular complications.

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IR type 2 DM induced by administering streptozotocin (90 mg/kg, i.p.) in neonatal rat model. IR type 2 DM rats at 6-week age treated for 8 weeks with (1) gemfibrozil (140 mg/kg od) and (2) gemfibrozil (70 mg/kg bid) + metformin (60 mg/kg bid). At Lanoxin Drug Guide the end, risk parameters like MMP-9, IL-10 and adiponectin were evaluated by ELISA kits.

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We sought to determine direct vascular effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) agonists using isolated mouse aortas and middle cerebral arteries (MCAs). The PPARα agonists GW7647, WY14643, and gemfibrozil acutely relaxed aortas held under isometric tension and dilated pressurized MCAs with the following order of potency: GW7647≫WY14643>gemfibrozil. Responses were endothelium-independent, and the use of PPARα deficient mice demonstrated that responses were also PPARα-independent. Pretreating arteries with high extracellular K(+) attenuated PPARα agonist-mediated relaxations in the aorta, but not in the MCA. In the aorta, the ATP sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channel blocker glibenclamide also impaired relaxations whereas the other K(+) channel inhibitors, 4-aminopyridine and Iberiotoxin, had no effect. In aortas, GW7647 and WY14643 elevated cGMP levels by stimulating soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), and inhibition of sGC with ODQ blunted relaxations to PPARα agonists. In the MCA, dilations were Vantin Dosing inhibited by the protein kinase C (PKC) activator, phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate, and also by ODQ. Our results demonstrated acute, nonreceptor-mediated relaxant effects of PPARα agonists on smooth muscle of mouse arteries. Responses to PPARα agonists in the aorta involved K(ATP) channels and sGC, whereas in the MCA the PKC and sGC pathways also appeared to contribute to the response.

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In the past, the relation between hypertriglyceridemia and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been uncertain. However, a recent multivariate analysis of 8-year follow-up data from the large-scale Prospective Cardiovascular Münster study found hypertriglyceridemia to be an independent risk factor for major coronary events after controlling for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Hypertriglyceridemia combined with elevated LDL cholesterol and high LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio (>5) increased the CHD event risk by approximately sixfold. Similarly, a large meta-analysis of 17 prospective trials reported hypertriglyceridemia to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In this study, an 88 mg/dl (1.0 mmol/L) increase in plasma triglyceride levels significantly increased the relative risk of cardiovascular disease by approximately 30% in men and 75% in women; the corresponding rates were somewhat lower (14% and 37%) but still statistically significant after adjustment for HDL cholesterol level. These data and observations from patients in the Helsinki Heart Study and the Stockholm Ischemic Heart study, that the greatest coronary benefit during lipid-lowering drug therapy occurred among hypertriglyceridemic patients, argue strongly for an independent role for hypertriglyceridemia in CHD risk. In the recent Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Intervention Trial, the use of gemfibrozil to raise HDL cholesterol levels and lower levels of triglycerides without lowering LDL cholesterol levels reduced coronary events in men with established CHD, whereas preliminary results from the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention Trial indicate a reduction in coronary end points in patients with elevated baseline triglyceride levels. To achieve the greatest possible reduction in CHD risk, antihyperlipidemic treatment strategies should also be aimed at reducing elevated triglycerides.

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An analytical method based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has been developed to simultaneously determine selected acidic and neutral pharmaceuticals and endocrine-disrupting substances in surface and tap water. Solid-phase extraction (SPE) with Oasis HLB cartridges is followed by derivatization of the target analytes in the eluted extract. Derivatization was systematically optimized by employing a factorial experimental design. More specifically a central composite design was applied to search for the optimal conditions of the derivatization process and it was demonstrated that N-methyl-N-tert-butyl-dimethysilyl-trifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA) had a better overall performance compared to N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl) trifluoroacetamide (BSTFA). The influence of solvent ratios and elution volumes while using SPE were also studied using a factorial design. The method was developed successfully for most of the selected compounds [i.e. ibuprofen, salicylic acid, gemfibrozil, naproxen, triclosan, propranolol, diclofenac, carbamazepine, 4-octylphenol (OP), 4-nonylphenol (NP), nonylphenol-monoethoxylate (NP1EO), nonylphenoxyacetic acid (NP1EC), estrone (E1), and 17alpha-ethinyloestradiol (EE2)]. Relative recoveries for spiked river and tap water ranged from 47 to 130% and 60-109%, respectively. Typical limits of detection were less than 5 ng/L in tap water and less than 10 ng/L in river water. Twelve target compounds were detected in river and tap water samples using the developed method. This method is currently used in bench-scale drinking water treatment studies.

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A novel automated analytical scheme for the rapid determination of gemfibrozil in drug dissolution samples is reported. The procedure is based on direct coupling of a low pressure continuous flow technique such as sequential injection analysis (SI) to HPLC. SI performs automated dilution of the samples based on zone sampling and fills on-line the loop of the high pressure injection valve. Rapid separation of the analyte from the samples' matrix can be achieved in less than 1.0 min, by using a short RP monolithic column (25x4.6 mm id) at a flow rate of 2 mL/min. The SI and HPLC parts of the setup operate independently: during HPLC separation the next sample is treated by SI. This way a maximum throughput of 60 samples per hour is achieved allowing the complete analysis of a batch of six dissolution samples within 12-18 min based on the replicates. The proposed method was validated in terms of linearity, LOD and LOQ, precision, selectivity and accuracy. Its applicability was tested during quality control of four validation batches of a gemfibrozil-containing formulation. The results were in good agreement with the HPLC method proposed by the US Pharmacopeia.

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The effect of occupation and the SOC on all-cause mortality was studied among 4405 Finnish middle-aged employed men in a prospective 8-year follow-up study.

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Pharmacologic intervention for altering plasma lipoproteins is aimed principally at reducing atherogenesis and thereby preventing coronary artery disease. These drugs should be prescribed only after nonpharmacologic interventions (reduction of saturated fat and cholesterol consumption, weight reduction, aerobic exercise, cessation of cigarette smoking) have failed to achieve an adequate effect. The plasma concentration of the atherogenic low-density lipoprotein (LDL) may be reduced in hypercholesterolemic patients by increasing hepatic LDL receptor synthesis (bile acid sequestering resins, 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) or by reducing hepatic very low density lipoprotein synthesis (gemfibrozil, nicotinic acid). LDL concentration may also be reduced by treatment with one of the fibrates (e.g., fenofibrate). Several classes of lipid-lowering drugs also increase the plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentration. In the case of the fibrates, this appears to be principally mediated through an increase in lipoprotein lipase activity. Gemfibrozil additionally stimulates apolipoprotein AI synthesis. The increase in HDL cholesterol produced by nicotinic acid is due primarily to decreased clearance of HDL particles from the circulation. The increase in HDL concentration produced by gemfibrozil was shown in the Helsinki Heart Study to make a major contribution to a reduced incidence of coronary artery disease, independently of that made by the decrease in LDL. The Cholesterol-Lowering Atherosclerosis Study demonstrated that combined therapy with a resin (colestipol) and nicotinic acid can reduce the progression of coronary atherosclerosis and the development of graft lesions in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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Effectiveness of repeated blood donation in lowering blood lipids has been studied. Ten patients of hyperlipidaemia who donated blood 300 ml every month for 3 months and received gemfibrozil 1200 mg/day (Group B) had nearly 2 fold greater fall in serum total cholesterol, LDL and triglyceride levels in comparison to 17 patients of group A who were treated with gemfibrozil alone in similar dose for the same period. HDL level remained almost unchanged. Thus, a non-pharmacological way of treating hyperlipidaemia has emerged from this study. Moreover donated blood will be available as by-product for use by others. This method may be especially suitable in obese persons.