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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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).

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Thirty patients with type II and IV hyperlidemia were studied by a double blind cross over technic. Gemfibrozil at dosages of 1200 mg and 1600 mg a day was compared to 2000 mg daily of clofibrate. The effect of each drug regimen is described for the entire study population and for those who were found to be responders.

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The lipid regulator gemfibrozil (GEM) is one of many human pharmaceuticals found in the aquatic environment. We previously demonstrated that GEM bioconcentrates in blood and reduces plasma testosterone levels in goldfish (Carassius auratus). In this study, we address the potential of an environmentally relevant waterborne concentration of GEM (1.5 microg/l) to induce oxidative stress in goldfish liver and whether this may be linked to GEM acting as a peroxisome proliferator (PP). We also investigate the autoregulation of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) as a potential index of exposure. The three PPAR subtypes (alpha, beta, and gamma) were amplified from goldfish liver cDNA. Goldfish exposed to a concentration higher (1500 microg/l) than environmentally relevant for 14 and 28 days significantly reduce hepatic PPARbeta mRNA levels (p<0.001). Levels of CYP1A1 mRNA were unchanged. GEM exposure significantly induced the antioxidant defense enzymes catalase (p<0.001), glutathione peroxidase (p<0.001) and glutathione-S-transferase (p=0.006) but not acyl-CoA oxidase or glutathione reductase. As GEM exposure failed to increase levels of thiobarbituric reactive substances (TBARS), we conclude that a sub-chronic exposure to GEM upregulates the antioxidant defense status of the goldfish as an adaptive response to this human pharmaceutical.

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Subjects were predominantly female (56.2%), with a mean age of 65.1 ± 11.5 years; 93.2% had hypertension; 29.0%, diabetes mellitus; and 10.2%, a history of myocardial infarction. The patients were being treated with lovastatin (84.1%) or gemfibrozil (12.3%)-both at doses below what is recommended-or atorvastatin (1.8%). In patients with high cardiovascular risk, 38.6% achieved goals for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels (<100 mg/dL). Among those at moderate risk, 49.4% reached the target level (< 130 mg/dL). On average, there was a 4.9% reduction in LDL-C. Sex, age, history of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes mellitus, use of hydrochlorothiazide, and poor therapy adherence were statistically associated with a lack of dyslipidemia control.

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Preliminary results from clinical trials suggest that 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl co-enzyme A reductase inhibitors may help prevent acute renal allograft rejection. However, the mechanism for this putative effect of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl co-enzyme A reductase inhibitors, and whether it is independent of lipid-lowering per SE are unknown.

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A 49-year-old woman with chronic renal failure was given gemfibrozil for hyperlipidemia. She developed gemfibrozil-induced myositis which precipitated an acute compartment syndrome, necessitating emergency fasciotomy. The muscle biopsy showed prominent degeneration of the skeletal muscle fibers, associated with moderate chronic inflammatory infiltration. Electron microscopy revealed myofibrillary fragmentation and mitochondrial disorganization. The clinicopathologic features of gemfibrozil-induced myositis appear to be distinct from those of clofibrate-induced muscular syndrome. Extreme caution should be exercised in the use of gemfibrozil in patients with impaired renal function.

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Niacin ER can help control flushing events while providing favorable effects on lipids and lipoproteins. The generalizability of this analysis may be limited by self-selection and motivation of research subjects, and further studies of flushing in the clinical practice setting are warranted.

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Familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH), characterized by elevated very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and/or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is associated with an increased prevalence of premature cardiovascular disease. Therefore, lipid-lowering is frequently indicated.

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Hyperlipidemia has been implicated in the pathogenesis of experimental progressive glomerulosclerosis, but its role in human renal injury is controversial. This report describes a 12-yr-old boy presenting with massive proteinuria, hepatomegaly, anemia, severe mixed hyperlipidemia, and progressive renal failure. The initial renal biopsy disclosed large numbers of foam cells that were shown to be monocytes. Evidence is presented suggesting that apoprotein-E2 homozygosity in our patient, together with an 88% reduction in plasma lipoprotein lipase activity associated with severe nephrotic syndrome, is responsible for the atypical clinical features, lipoprotein phenotype III with chylomicronemia, and renal lipidosis. A regimen of dietary lipid restriction, gemfibrozil, and niacin resulted in significant but partial improvement of the dyslipidemia and resolution of the hepatomegaly and ascites. This report stresses the importance of characterizing unique lipid disorders in patients with nephrotic syndrome in order to prescribe effective lipid-lowering strategies. Moreover, the striking resemblance of the clinical and nephrohistologic features of this patient to those occurring in experimental models of coexisting glomerular injury and hyperlipidemia led to the speculation that, in this setting, the hyperlipidemia may contribute to the development of progressive glomerulosclerosis.

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The primary objective of this study was to determine the presence of unregulated organic chemicals in reclaimed water using complementary targeted and broad spectrum approaches. Eleven of 12 targeted human pharmaceuticals, antioxidants, and plasticizers, and 27 tentatively identified non-target organic chemicals, were present in secondary effluent entering tertiary treatment trains at a wastewater treatment plant and two water reclamation facilities. The removal of these compounds by three different tertiary treatment trains was investigated: coagulant-assisted granular media filtration (California Title-22 water, 22 CCR 60301-60357; Barclay [2006]), lime clarification/reverse osmosis (lime/ RO), and microfiltration-reverse osmosis (MF/RO). Carbamazepine, clofibric acid, gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, p-toluenesulfonamide, caffeine, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and N-butyl benzenesulfonamide (N-BBSA) were present at low to high nanogram-per-liter levels in Title 22 water. The lime/RO product waters contained lower concentrations of clofibric acid, ibuprofen, caffeine, BHA, and N-BBSA (<10 to 71 ng/L) than their Title 22 counterparts. The MF/RO treatment reduced concentrations to levels below their detection limits, although BHT was present in MF/RO product water from one facility. The presence of the target analytes in two surface waters used as raw drinking water sources and a recharged groundwater was also examined. Surface waters used as raw drinking water sources contained caffeine, BHA, BHT, and N-BBSA, while recharged groundwater contained BHT, BHA, and N-BBSA. Nontarget compounds in recharged groundwater appeared to be attenuated with increased residence time in the aquifer.

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Large-scale intervention trials demonstrate that treatment with statins, the most effective lipid lowering drug class, significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease events. Recent evidence suggests that more aggressive LDL cholesterol lowering with newly developed statins may provide greater clinical benefit, even in individuals with moderately elevated serum cholesterol levels. There is increasing evidence that statins exert a myriad of other beneficial pleiotropic effects on the vascular wall, thus altering the course of atherosclerotic disease. In the long-term treatment, non-life-threatening side effects may occur in up to 15% of patients receiving one statin. Significant elevations in the activity of serum aminotransferase and creatine kinase alone or in combination with muscle pain in statin-treated patients should be taken seriously. The combination of the statins with gemfibrozil results in higher rates of drug toxicity. Reports show possible adverse effects of statins on nervous system function including mood alterations, however, statins have also been associated with improvement in central nervous system disorders. Special attention must be paid to the tolerability of the statins in children, elderly and transplant patients. Future clinical studies and surveillance information will warrant long term safety of each member of this class of lipid-lowering agents. New classes of patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome and renal diseases may have clinical benefits from statins. New upcoming clinical trials will address the fundamental question of whether statin treatment can protect from the natural history of atherosclerotic-related diseases. This will require a more prolonged follow-up (i.e., 10 to 15 years). Finally, the basic understanding of newer pathogenic mechanisms involving the effects of statins on angiogenesis and the nitric oxide pathway should be explored in the clinical setting as well as the study of pathogenic mechanisms by which statins can affect plaque instability.

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Triglyceride measurement is not informative on the specificity of the triglyceride-rich lipoproteins present in the plasma because some of these are not atherogenic (chylomicrons, large VLDLs) while others are highly atherogenic (small VLDLs, remnants, IDL...). Statins, in addition to reducing LDL-cholesterol, significantly reduced atherogenic remnant lipoprotein cholesterol levels. 4S, CARE+LIPID, and AFCAPS/TexCAPS studies, suggested enhanced therapeutic potential of statins for improving triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol levels in patients with CHD. A fibrate (gemfibrozil) was shown to reduce death from CHD and non-fatal myocardial infarction in secondary prevention of CHD in men with low levels of HDL-cholesterol (VA-HIT); during the treatment these levels predicted the magnitude of reduction in risk for CHD events.

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Individuals with diabetes require aggressive management of dyslipidaemia as part of an overall management strategy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Individuals with a previous cardiovascular disease event should be on lipid-lowering therapy, whereas in those who have not had a previous cardiovascular disease event, the decision to use lipid-lowering therapy should be based on lipid levels and the overall risk of a future event. The results of large studies that are currently in progress specifically in people with diabetes should resolve outstanding questions in relation to lipid-lowering therapy in diabetes.

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Gemfibrozil greatly increased the plasma concentration of parent pioglitazone and also inhibited the further metabolism of M-III and M-IV. Careful blood glucose monitoring and dosage adjustments are suggested during coadministration of pioglitazone and gemfibrozil.

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We obtained the first cohort (n = 50,000) dataset from the National Health Insurance Research Database and analyzed the outpatient claim files of the cohort in 2000. The antilipemic drugs were defined as the drug items belonging to the group C10 (serum lipid reducing agents) of the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification system.

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In the published literature, cerivastatin was associated with much larger risks of rhabdomyolysis than other statins. Although only a small percentage of cerivastatin users also took gemfibrozil, approximately half of the case reports of rhabdomyolysis occurred in users of this combination therapy, and a cerivastatin-gemfibrozil interaction was supported by the results of a 3-day pharmacokinetic study. In internal company documents, multiple case reports suggested a drug-drug interaction within approximately 100 days of the launch in 1998; however, the company did not add a contraindication about the concomitant use of cerivastatin and gemfibrozil to the package insert for more than 18 months. Unpublished data available in July 1999 also suggested an increased risk of rhabdomyolysis associated with high doses of cerivastatin monotherapy. In late 1999 and early 2000, company scientists conducted high-quality analyses of the US Food and Drug Administration adverse event reporting system data. These analyses suggested that compared with atorvastatin calcium, cerivastatin monotherapy substantially increased the risk of rhabdomyolysis. To our knowledge, these findings were not disseminated or published. The company continued to conduct safety studies, some of them inadequately designed to assess the risk of rhabdomyolysis, until cerivastatin was removed from the market in August 2001.

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A series of pharmaceutically active compounds including diclofenac, gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, naproxen, 2-propylpentanoic acid, 4-biphenylacetic acid and tolfenamic acid can be reversibly intercalated into a layered double hydroxide, initial studies suggest that these materials may have application as the basis of a novel tuneable drug delivery system.

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Gemfibrozil (GFZ) is a relatively persistent pollutant in surface-water environments and it is rather recalcitrant to biological degradation. The GFZ photochemical lifetimes are relatively short in shallow waters with low levels of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), but they can reach the month-year range in deep and high-DOC waters. The main reason is that GFZ undergoes negligible reaction with singlet oxygen or degradation sensitised by the triplet states of chromophoric dissolved organic matter, which are the usually prevalent photochemical pathways in deep and high-DOC sunlit waters. Nitrate and nitrite scarcely affect the overall GFZ lifetimes, but they can shift photodegradation from direct photolysis to the OH process. These two pathways are the main GFZ phototransformation routes, with the direct photolysis prevailing in shallow environments during summer. Under these conditions the GFZ photochemical lifetimes are also shorter and the environmental significance of photodegradation correspondingly higher. The direct photolysis of GFZ under UVB irradiation yielded several transformation intermediates deriving from oxidation or cleavage of the aliphatic lateral chain. A quinone derivative (2,5-dimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone), a likely oxidation product of the transformation intermediate 2,5-dimethylphenol, is expected to be the most acutely and chronically toxic compound arising from GFZ direct photolysis. Interestingly, literature evidence suggests that the same toxic intermediate would be formed upon OH reaction.

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Twenty-eight normolipidemic men (total plasma cholesterol concentration [TC] < 230 mg/dL [< 6 mmol/L], plasma triglyceride [Tg] < 250 mg/dL [2.75 mmol/L]) with low plasma concentrations of HDL-C were randomly assigned to increasing doses of crystalline niacin (up to 3,000 mg/d) or no drug for 12 weeks, then crossed over to the alternate regimen. Outcome measures included changes in plasma lipoproteins and alimentary lipemia.

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During the past decade, prescriptions for fibrates (particularly fenofibrate) increased in the United States, while prescriptions for fibrates in Canada remained stable.

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Repaglinide metabolism was assessed in vitro (human liver subcellular fractions, fresh human hepatocytes, and recombinant enzymes) and the resulting incubates were analyzed, by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and radioactivity counting, to identify and quantify the different metabolites therein. Chemical inhibitors, in addition to a trapping agent, were also employed to elucidate the importance of each metabolic pathway. Finally, a panel of human liver microsomes (genotyped for UGT1A1*28 allele status) was used to determine the importance of UGT1A1 in the direct glucuronidation of repaglinide.

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Twenty-nine hypercholesterolaemic patients, treated for one year with gemfibrozil but being still hypercholesterolaemic (serum total cholesterol greater than or equal to 6.25 mmol/l) were included in a double-blind trial to evaluate the hypocholesterolaemic effects of gemfibrozil-guar gum combination (GE + GU) vs. gemfibrozil-placebo combination (GE + PL) using a cross-over study design. The patients were treated with gemfibrozil on a constant dosage (range 900-1200 mg/day) during the entire trial. After a 4-week run-in period on GE + PL treatment the patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups: one received GE + GU 15 g/day, and the other GE + PL for 3 months and after that groups were crossed over. Guar gum and placebo were administered as granules taken 3 times a day during meals. Serum total cholesterol was 8.61 +/- 0.17 mmol/l before gemfibrozil therapy, and 7.29 +/- 0.15 mmol/l at the end of the run-in period on GE + PL (P less than 0.01). During the double-blind phase serum total cholesterol values were 6.28 +/- 0.19 mmol/l at the end of the GE + GU treatment period and 7.21 +/- 0.16 mmol/l at the end of the GE + PL treatment period (P less than 0.01). At the end of the GE + GU treatment period serum total cholesterol was 27% lower and LDL-cholesterol 39% lower than before gemfibrozil treatment. A marked improvement (23%) was found in HDL/LDL ratio during GE + GU treatment compared with GE + PL treatment.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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A single dose of TS-PLA-NP and TS II(A) injection was administered to 8 healthy rabbits via the ear-edge vein, at the set time withdrew the blood and prepared. The concentrations of tashinone II(A) in plasma were measured by HPLC with gemfibrozil as the internal standard. The pharmacokinetic parameters of TS-PLA-NP and tashinone II(A) injection were calculated by program DAS2.0.

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One patient developed myalgia with a normal CK level after 4 months of combination therapy. Three patients had transient elevations in CK levels that ranged from 3 to 5 times the upper limits of "normal" and that returned to normal upon repeat testing. Liver function tests did not change significantly from baseline. In a subset of 26 previously untreated patients, combined pravastatin (mean daily dose 22 mg) and gemfibrozil (mean daily dose 1,154 mg) therapy lowered total cholesterol by 25% (p < 0.001), triglycerides by 53% (p = 0.0001), LDL cholesterol by 14% (p = 0.24), and increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol by 20% (p = 0.012).

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Amyloid precursor protein (APP) derivative β-amyloid (Aβ) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Sequential proteolysis of APP by β-secretase and γ-secretase generates Aβ. Conversely, the α-secretase "a disintegrin and metalloproteinase" 10 (ADAM10) cleaves APP within the eventual Aβ sequence and precludes Aβ generation. Therefore, up-regulation of ADAM10 represents a plausible therapeutic strategy to combat overproduction of neurotoxic Aβ. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) is a transcription factor that regulates genes involved in fatty acid metabolism. Here, we determined that the Adam10 promoter harbors PPAR response elements; that knockdown of PPARα, but not PPARβ or PPARγ, decreases the expression of Adam10; and that lentiviral overexpression of PPARα restored ADAM10 expression in Ppara(-/-) neurons. Gemfibrozil, an agonist of PPARα, induced the recruitment of PPARα:retinoid x receptor α, but not PPARγ coactivator 1α (PGC1α), to the Adam10 promoter in wild-type mouse hippocampal neurons and shifted APP processing toward the α-secretase, as determined by augmented soluble APPα and decreased Aβ production. Accordingly, Ppara(-/-) mice displayed elevated SDS-stable, endogenous Aβ and Aβ1-42 relative to wild-type littermates, whereas 5XFAD mice null for PPARα (5X/α(-/-)) exhibited greater cerebral Aβ load relative to 5XFAD littermates. These results identify PPARα as an important factor regulating neuronal ADAM10 expression and, thus, α-secretase proteolysis of APP.

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Clinicians should be aware of this previously unrecognised and potentially hazardous interaction between gemfibrozil and repaglinide. Concomitant use of gemfibrozil and repaglinide is best avoided. If the combination buy lopid is considered necessary, repaglinide dosage should be greatly reduced and blood glucose concentrations carefully monitored.

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Peroxisome proliferators in general are nongenotoxic mouse liver carcinogens for which DNA hypomethylation and altered gene expression are proposed mechanisms. Therefore, the peroxisome proliferators 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), gemfibrozil, and Wy-14,643 were evaluated for the ability to alter the methylation and expression of the c-myc protooncogene. Male B6C3F1 mice were administered for 6 days in their diet Wy-14,643 (5-500 ppm), 2,4-D (1,680 ppm), DBP (20,000 ppm), or gemfibrozil (8,000 ppm). All four peroxisome proliferators caused hypomethylation of the c-myc gene in the liver. Wy-14,643 appeared to be the most efficacious with a threshold between 10 and 50 ppm. The level of the c-myc protein was increased by Wy-14,643, but not the other peroxisome proliferators. When female B6C3F1 mice received a two-thirds partially hepatectomy and 16 h later were administered 50 mg/kg Wy-14,643 by gavage, hypomethylation of the gene occurred 24 h later. Hypomethylation was not found in mice that received Wy-14,643 following a sham operation. Hypomethylation of the c-myc gene within 24 h of administering Wy-14,643 after a partial hepatectomy but not after a sham buy lopid operation supports the hypothesis that the peroxisome proliferators prevent methylation of hemimethylated sites formed by DNA replication.

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The conventional methods of treatment of severe hypertriglyceridemia are dietary restriction and lipid lowering medications, mainly fibric acid derivatives. In the medical literature, use of insulin infusion to treat hypertriglyceridemia has not been highlighted sufficiently. We report a 53-year-old male who presented with a four-day history of epigastric pain. The patient's clinical history was significant for hypertriglyceridemia, type-2 diabetes mellitus with medication noncompliance, obesity, status buy lopid post-gastric bypass surgery, and alcohol abuse with prior admissions for detoxification. Physical examination revealed mild epigastric tenderness. Laboratory studies revealed severely elevated serum triglyceride (TG) level (8116 mg/dL). Computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen exhibited no evidence of pancreatitis. Regular insulin infusion was started at 3 U/h and gradually increased to 7-10 U/h. Dextrose infusion was titrated to avoid hypoglycemia and maintain blood glucose levels below 150 mg/dL. Gemfibrozil and niacin were also started. After 24 hours, his TG levels were decreased to 2501 mg/dL. Insulin infusion was continued for about 48 hours. A low carbohydrate diet excluding simple carbohydrates was given. The patient's serum TG levels normalized over a period of one month. Thus insulin infusion can be considered a safe modality of treatment for rapid reduction of serum TG in addition to fibrates and niacin.

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Effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) agonists on cardiovascular outcome have been controversial. Although these agents primarily affect lipoprotein metabolism, their pleiotropic anti-inflammatory effect buy lopid is one of the potential anti-atherosclerotic mechanisms. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of fenofibrate and gemfibrozil on inflammation in macrophages and reveal pathways these agents may affect.

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Gemfibrozil was found to be an effective hypotriglyceridaemic agent in types IV, IIb and V hyperlipoproteinaemia. When given at a dose buy lopid level of 800 mg/day its activity was nearly of the same order of magnitude as 1.5 g/day of clofibrate.

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Acute pancreatitis is a potentially life-threatening complication of severe hypertriglyceridemia. In some cases, inborn errors of metabolism such as lipoprotein lipase deficiency, apoprotein C buy lopid -II deficiency, and familial hypertriglyceridemia have been reported as causes of severe hypertriglyceridemia. More often, severe hypertriglyceridemia describes various clinical conditions characterized by high plasma levels of triglycerides (>1000 mg/dL), chylomicron remnants, or intermediate density lipoprotein like particles, and/or chylomicrons. International guidelines on the management of acute pancreatitis are currently available. Standard therapeutic measures are based on the use of lipid-lowering agents (fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, niacin, Ω-3 fatty acids), low molecular weight heparin, and insulin in diabetic patients. However, when standard medical therapies have failed, non-pharmacological approaches based upon the removal of triglycerides with therapeutic plasma exchange can also provide benefit to patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis. Plasma exchange could be very helpful in reducing triglycerides levels during the acute phase of hyperlipidemic pancreatitis, and in the prevention of recurrence. The current evidence on management of acute pancreatitis and severe hypertriglyceridemia, focusing on symptoms, treatment and potential complications is reviewed herein.

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The morphologic changes caused by gemfibrozil to normal human skin were not characteristic of psoriasis, and included intracellular and intercellular edema in the upper portion of the epidermis and cell crowding, indicating epidermal hyperplasia in the lower portion of the epidermis. The present experimental study gives further support to the hypothesis that hypolipidemic drugs cause an initial break in the barrier function of the epidermis, followed by a physiologic epidermal response, aimed buy lopid at barrier restoration. This rather nonspecific stimulus to epidermal proliferation may trigger psoriasis in predisposed patients.

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The binding of gemfibrozil to human serum, isolated proteins and erythrocytes was studied in vitro by equilibrium dialysis. Our results show that this drug is highly bound to serum (99%) at therapeutic levels. Human serum albumin was shown to be mainly responsible for this binding (98.6%) with a saturable process characterized by two binding sites with a moderate affinity. Like many acidic drugs with a carboxylic acidic group, gemfibrozil showed none or negligible binding to alpha 1 acid glycoprotein, lipoproteins and gamma-globulins. The drug binding to erythrocytes is very low (0.8%). The unbound fraction in blood remains constant (0.8%) within buy lopid the range of therapeutic concentrations. Moreover, interactions were studied with bilirubin and palmitic acid at pathophysiological concentrations and acenocoumarol, salicylic acid, valproic acid, furosemide, phenylbutazone, tolbutamide, warfarin and sulfamethoxazol at therapeutic concentrations. Neither endogenous compounds nor the other drugs studied altered gemfibrozil binding in serum. Likewise, the binding of warfarin to serum and to human serum albumin (600 microM) is not influenced by gemfibrozil.

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Hyperlipidemia is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease in the solid organ buy lopid transplant patient. Treatment alternatives include diet modification and, in most cases, pharmacologic intervention that should be based on the type of hyperlipidemia. The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are effective agents in the treatment of hyperlipidemia in the transplant recipient and generally are used as single therapy in low dosages to minimize the risk of myositis or rhabdomyolysis.

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A basic difference between dietary and drug therapy of hypercholesterolemia is that dietary therapy can be used as part of a population strategy, whereas the decision to use drugs is always made on an individual basis. In each case, the decision to treat must be based on the assumption that more good than harm is caused to the patient. This is a difficult situation for the physician. As long as there is no easy way of assessing the state and rate of progression of coronary lesions, the physician must treat the patient on statistical buy lopid grounds only, i.e., rely on the results of studies showing that lowering serum cholesterol significantly decreases the risk of coronary events. Such evidence has recently been strengthened, which increases motivation for both physician and patients. The current general opinion is that drug therapy must be generally confined to those at high risk, i.e., patients with severe hypercholesterolemia. For individuals with moderately elevated serum cholesterol levels, dietary advice and correction of other risk factors should be adequate.

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Crystalline niacin effectively raises HDL-C, lowers LDL-C, buy lopid and reduces alimentary lipemia in patients with isolated low HDL-C. However, many patients have difficulty tolerating the drug, and supervision may be required to sustain patient compliance and avoid toxicity.

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In the last years pharmaceuticals have aroused great interest as environmental Singulair User Reviews pollutants for their toxic effects towards non target organisms. This study wants to draw attention to a further adverse effect of drugs, the endocrine interference. The most representative drugs of the widespread classes in environment were investigated. The YES-test and the E-screen assay were performed to detect the capability of these substances to bind the human estrogenic receptor alpha (hER alpha) in comparison with 17beta-estradiol. Out of 14 tested pharmaceuticals, 9 were positive to YES-assay and 11 were positive to E-screen assay; in particular, Furosemide and the fibrates (Bezafibrate, Fenofibrate and Gemfibrozil) gave the maximal estrogenic response. Tamoxifen showed its dual activity as agonist and antagonist of hER alpha.

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Gemfibrozil has been suggested as a sensitive cytochrome P450 2C8 (CYP2C8) inhibitor for clinical investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency. However, gemfibrozil drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are complex; its major circulating metabolite, gemfibrozil 1-O-β-glucuronide (Gem-Glu), exhibits time-dependent inhibition of CYP2C8, and both parent and metabolite also behave as moderate inhibitors of organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B1 (OATP1B1) in vitro. Additionally, parent and metabolite also inhibit renal transport mediated by OAT3. Here, in vitro inhibition data for gemfibrozil and Gem-Glu were used to assess their impact on the pharmacokinetics of several victim drugs (including rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, cerivastatin, and repaglinide) by employing both static mechanistic and dynamic physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models. Of the 48 cases evaluated using the static models, about 75% and 98% of the DDIs were predicted within 1.5- and 2-fold of the observed values, respectively, when incorporating the interaction potential of both gemfibrozil and its 1-O-β-glucuronide. Moreover, the PBPK model was able to recover the plasma profiles of rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, cerivastatin, and repaglinide under control and gemfibrozil treatment conditions. Analyses suggest that Gem-Glu is the major contributor to the DDIs, and its exposure needed to bring about complete inactivation of CYP2C8 is only a fraction of that achieved in the clinic after a therapeutic gemfibrozil dose. Overall, the complex interactions of gemfibrozil can be Tegretol With Alcohol quantitatively rationalized, and the learnings from this analysis can be applied in support of future predictions of gemfibrozil DDIs.

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Much attention has recently been devoted to the life and behaviour of pharmaceuticals in the water cycle. In this study the behaviour of several pharmaceutical products in different therapeutic categories (analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs, lipid regulators, antibiotics, etc.) was monitored during treatment of wastewater in a laboratory-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR). The results were compared with removal in a conventional activated-sludge (CAS) process in a wastewater-treatment facility. The performance of an MBR was monitored for approximately two months to investigate the long-term operational stability of the system and possible effects of solids retention time Feldene Tablet on the efficiency of removal of target compounds. Pharmaceuticals were, in general, removed to a greater extent by the MBR integrated system than during the CAS process. For most of the compounds investigated the performance of MBR treatment was better (removal rates >80%) and effluent concentrations of, e.g., diclofenac, ketoprofen, ranitidine, gemfibrozil, bezafibrate, pravastatin, and ofloxacin were steadier than for the conventional system. Occasionally removal efficiency was very similar, and high, for both treatments (e.g. for ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, paroxetine, and hydrochlorothiazide). The antiepileptic drug carbamazepine was the most persistent pharmaceutical and it passed through both the MBR and CAS systems untransformed. Because there was no washout of biomass from the reactor, high-quality effluent in terms of chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonium content (N-NH(4)), total suspended solids (TSS), and total organic carbon (TOC) was obtained.

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Small sample size leading to inadequate power, short duration of therapy, and use Cardura 2 Mg of a heterogeneous group of patients with CKD and dialysis patients.

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Although a large body of epidemiologic evidence suggests that low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are strongly associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), no large-scale clinical trials focusing on this association have been reported. This report describes the rationale and design of the Department of Veterans Affairs HDL Intervention Trial (HIT), a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial designed to determine whether lipid therapy reduces the combined incidence of CAD death and nonfatal myocardial infarction in men with established CAD who have low levels of HDL cholesterol with "desirable" levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Twenty-five hundred men with Hyzaar Tablet Description CAD and HDL cholesterol < or = 40 mg/dl, LDL cholesterol < or = 140 mg/dl, and triglycerides < or = 300 mg/dl are being recruited at 20 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, randomized to either gemfibrozil or placebo, and followed in a double-blind manner for an average of 6 years. In this population, gemfibrozil is expected to increase HDL cholesterol by 10 to 15%, have a negligible effect on LDL cholesterol, and lower triglycerides by 30 to 40%. Because an estimated 20 to 30% of patients with CAD have a low HDL cholesterol as their primary lipid abnormality, the results of this trial are expected to have far-reaching clinical implications.

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Familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH), characterized by elevated very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and/or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is Epivir Mg associated with an increased prevalence of premature cardiovascular disease. Therefore, lipid-lowering is frequently indicated.

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Characteristic hypoglycemia, hypotriglyceridemia, hypocholesterolemia, lower body mass, and fat as well as pronounced insulin-sensitivity of RLIP76⁻/⁻ mice suggested to us the possibility that elevation of RLIP76 in response to Suprax Overdose stress could itself elicit metabolic syndrome (MSy). Indeed, if it were required for MSy, drugs used to treat MSy should have no effect on RLIP76⁻/⁻ mice.

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A patient who was given tamoxifen as adjuvant treatment for breast cancer developed very severe hypertriglyceridaemia, hypercholesterolaemia and acute pancreatitis after being treated for 4 months. The hyperlipidaemia was corrected after cessation of the tamoxifen and the institution of gemfibrozil treatment. This patient appears to have type IV hyperlipidaemia. It is suggested that, in such patients, tamoxifen should be used with extreme caution because the weakly oestrogenic effect of this agent can cause Rulide Review severe and life threatening hyperlipidaemia.

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Gemfibrozil raised the mean area under the plasma rosiglitazone concentration-time curve (AUC) 2.3-fold (range 1. Triphala Tablets Review 5- to 2.8-fold; p=0.00002) and prolonged the elimination half-life (t(1/2)) of rosiglitazone from 3.6 to 7.6 h ( p=0.000002). The peak plasma rosiglitazone concentration (C(max)) was increased only 1.2-fold (range 0.9- to 1.6-fold; p=0.01) by gemfibrozil, but gemfibrozil raised the plasma rosiglitazone concentration measured 24 h after dosing (C(24)) 9.8-fold (range, 4.5- to 33.6-fold; p=0.00008). In addition, gemfibrozil prolonged the t(max) of N-desmethylrosiglitazone from 7 to 12 h and reduced the N-desmethylrosiglitazone/rosiglitazone AUC(0-48) ratio by 38% ( p<0.01).

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We examined all clinical records for veterans registered in VANCHCS who filled any prescription between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005 (n = 51,026). Their average age was 63 years; 93% were male Periactin Online . In all 25% (n = 13,010) were diagnosed as having metabolic syndrome by meeting at least 3 of the above 5 criteria. Because only 60% (n = 30,727) of the population had data for 3 or more criteria, the actual percent with metabolic syndrome is probably substantially higher.

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The triglyceride (TG) level is one of several lipid parameters that can aid prediction of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. An elevated plasma TG level is strongly associated with an increased risk of CHD. Hypertriglyceridemia, the second most common dyslipidemic abnormality in hypertensive subjects after increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), is defined by the National Cholesterol Education Programme (NCEP) as a fasting TG level of > 2.26 mmol/l (> 200 mg/dl) and is recognised as a primary indicator for treatment in type IIb dyslipidemia. Raised TG levels can be present in individuals at risk for CHD when the total cholesterol is normal. However, not all individuals with raised TG levels have increased risk of CHD. Factors such as: diet, age, lifestyle, and a range of medical conditions, drug therapy and metabolic disorders, can all affect the TG level. In some of these circumstances, other factors protect against the risk of CHD, and can minimise or negate the effect of the risk factors present. Although TG reducing therapy has been shown to be associated with an improved clinical outcome, more research is needed to determine whether this is an independent effect of TG reduction or an effect of normalising the overall lipid profile in hypertriglyceridemic patients. Further trials are required to quantify the clinical benefits of lowering TG to 'target' levels and to confirm targets defined by NCEP-II (shown in Table 1). The role of TG in CHD pathogenesis is thought to involve several direct and indirect mechanisms, such as effects on the metabolism of other lipoproteins, transport proteins, enzymes, and on coagulation and endothelial dysfunction. More research is required to fully elucidate the role of TG, the ways in which it can influence other risk factors and the mechanism of its own more direct role in the atherogenic process. Patients with hypertriglyceridemia have been shown to respond well to dietary control and to the use of lipid lowering drugs such as 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitors (known as statins), fibrates and nicotinic acids. However, recent retrospective real-life clinical studies show that only 38% of patients receiving some form of lipid-lowering therapy achieved NCEP-defined LDL-C target levels, demonstrating the need for the use of more aggressive treatment. In hypertriglyceridemic patients, the newer statins, cerivastatin and atorvastatin, have shown comparable efficacy in reducing TG compared with the older statins. Achieving NCEP target lipid levels has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in dyslipidemic individuals, including high-risk patient groups such as those with additional risk factors, existing heart disease, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Although the latest clinical studies investigating combination therapies, i.e. dual therapy with both a statin and a fibrate, have demonstrated them to be effective for overall control of lipid parameters and reducing coronary events, it is not yet clear whether this offers any significant advantage over monotherapy. Results from ongoing longer-term end-point clinical studies may provide further information in this area and consequent reviews of primary care management policies for dyslipidemia. Statin monotherapy may be a reliable option for primary care treatment of dyslipidemia (including hypertriglyceridemia).

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To elucidate the regulation of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) receptor gene expression, we administered to rabbits for 14 days gemfibrozil, a fabric acid derivative and a lipid lowering drug that is also included among peroxisome proliferators. VLDL receptor mRNA levels were examined by Northern blot analysis. The VLDL receptor mRNA levels in retroperitoneal adipose tissue and in gastrocnemius muscle were increased 6.9-fold and 3.7-fold, respectively, with gemfibrozil treatment, but no marked changes were observed in the heart, the organ in which VLDL receptor is most highly expressed. In the liver, VLDL receptor mRNA was not detected either before or after gemfibrozil administration. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and long-chain acyl coenzyme A synthetase (ACS) mRNA levels were also increased in parallel in adipose tissue. The enhanced expression of VLDL receptor mRNA may contribute to the increase of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein catabolism in peripheral tissues such as adipose tissue and muscles.

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Pharmaceutical compounds are considered the new environmental pollutants but at present few studies have evaluated their ecotoxicity on aquatic invertebrates. This study was aimed to investigate the in vitro cytotoxicity of four common drugs, namely atenolol (ATL), carbamazepine (CBZ), diclofenac (DCF) and gemfibrozil (GEM), on three different cell typologies from the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha): haemocytes, gill and digestive gland cells. Results obtained by the Trypan blue exclusion test revealed that exposure to increasing concentrations (0.001; 0.01; 0.1; 1 and 10 mg L(-1)) of CBZ, DCF and GEM were able to significantly decrease the viability of each cell type, while the MTT (3(4,5-dimethyl-2thiazholyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide) reduction assay highlighted only a slight reduction of mitochondrial activity of gill and digestive gland cells. Overall, DCF was the most cytotoxic drug for zebra mussel cells, followed by GEM, CBZ, while ATL has not a noteworthy toxic potential. Our preliminary results lay the groundwork for further in vitro evaluations, which will allow a better definition of the potential toxicity of these drugs.

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These data support the notion that gemfibrozil increases the proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids in plasma lipids and that this increase is associated with an increase in lipoprotein oxidative susceptibility as measured by lag time in hypertriglyceridemia.

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A meta-analysis of the 7 available randomized cholesterol lowering trials (2 on statins, 2 on fibrates, 2 on resins and 1 on diet) demonstrates a significant 24% relative reduction in the frequency of fatal and non-fatal coronary events, leading to a significant 14% relative reduction in coronary disease related mortality. For total mortality, the statin trials were not comparable with other treatments where there was a trend to overmortality. With the 2 statin trials, there was a nonsignificant 13% reduction in total mortality.

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A variety of emerging chemicals of concern are released continuously to surface water through the municipal wastewater effluent discharges. The ability to rapidly determine bioaccumulation of these contaminants in exposed fish without sacrificing the animal (i.e. in vivo) would be of significant advantage to facilitate research, assessment and monitoring of their risk to the environment. In this study, an in vivo solid phase micro-extraction (SPME) approach was developed and applied to the measurement of a variety of emerging contaminants (carbamazepine, naproxen, diclofenac, gemfibrozil, bisphenol A, fluoxetine, ibuprofen and atrazine) in fish. Our results indicated in vivo SPME was a potential alternative extraction technique for quantitative determination of contaminants in lab exposures and as well after exposure to two municipal wastewater effluents (MWWE), with a major advantage over conventional techniques due to its ability to non-lethally sample tissues of living organisms.