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Effects of bezafibrate and gemfibrozil on serum lipoproteins in primary hypercholesterolemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3207437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
29 patients with primary hypercholesterolemia were treated for 8 weeks each with either bezafibrate (200 mg t.i.d.) or gemfibrozil (600 mg b.i.d.) in a randomized cross-over trial. Compared to placebo bezafibrate was significantly more effective on low density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol (-28% versus -18%) and the LDL/high density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio (-34% versus -24%) by exploratory statistics. There was also a trend for a more marked reduction of bezafibrate on total cholesterol and apoliproprotein B as well as more pronounced increase in HDL-cholesterol and apolipoprotein A-I. The triglyceride reduction tended to be more extensive with gemfibrozil. Complicance to both drugs was good. No side-effects were observed. The results are considered important with respect to the potential of bezafibrate in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
P Weisweiler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arzneimittel-Forschung     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0004-4172     ISO Abbreviation:  Arzneimittelforschung     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-09     Completed Date:  1989-02-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372660     Medline TA:  Arzneimittelforschung     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  925-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
iphar Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie GmbH, Munich, Fed. Rep. of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Antilipemic Agents / therapeutic use*
Bezafibrate / therapeutic use*
Cholesterol, LDL / blood
Gemfibrozil / therapeutic use*
Hypercholesterolemia / blood,  drug therapy*
Lipoproteins / blood*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antilipemic Agents; 0/Cholesterol, LDL; 0/Lipoproteins; 25812-30-0/Gemfibrozil; 41859-67-0/Bezafibrate

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