How Do Fibric Acid Agents Work?

Reviewed on 11/9/2021

HOW DO FIBRIC ACID AGENTS WORK?

Fibric acid agents are drugs used for lowering lipid levels in the body.

Fibric acid agents lower triglyceride levels by suppressing the very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) production by the liver and rapidly eliminating triglycerides from the blood. They are also effective in modestly increasing the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level but do not lower the low-density lipoprotein level.

HOW ARE FIBRIC ACID AGENTS USED?

Fibric acid agents are used for treating:

  • High cholesterol levels
  • Hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride level)

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF FIBRIC ACID AGENTS?

Fibric acid agents can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF FIBRIC ACID AGENTS?

Generic and brand names of fibric acid agents include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/fibric-acid-agents

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