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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.

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To present a case of gemfibrozil-induced myositis which precipitated an acute compartment syndrome.

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Eight patients completed the study. Three of these patients met the predetermined criterion of a clinically meaningful Lp(a) reduction of 33%. The mean percentage change in Lp(a) was not statistically significant with values of -18.3 +/- 15.4% (p = 0.14, 1-tailed). All patients demonstrated a significant decrease in plasma triglycerides. The mean percentage change was -62.5 +/- 1.8% (p < 0.001, 1-tailed). The mean percentage change in total cholesterol was -12.4 +/- 3.8% (p = 0.007, 1-tailed). Gemfibrozil was considered suspect in five of 16 adverse events reported, but only one of these (dyspepsia) caused withdrawal from the study. For all patients participating in the study no adverse event was characterised as severe.

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Renal dyslipoproteinemia is characterized by the accumulation of intact and partially metabolized triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. Reduced lipolytic enzyme activities may be one of the major pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to a retarded catabolism of these lipoproteins in patients with renal insufficiency.

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The excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle is modulated by nitric oxide via redox status modification of ryanodine receptor on sarcoplasmic reticulum during events that lead to muscle contraction. We have synthesized a derivative of antilipidemic drug, gemfibrozil, in which a NO-donor furoxan moiety is joined to the fibrate by an ester linkage. Aim of the present study was to determine if the NO released from the above compound is capable of influencing the NO-sensible E-C coupling steps in skeletal muscle and if this effect could be potentially utilised for physiopathological studies and pharmaceutical applications. To obtain this goal we decided to study some of the excitation-contraction mechanisms in the presence of NO-releasing derivative of gemfibrozil in skeletal muscle C2C12 cell line.

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We have constructed a large-scale transcriptome database of rat liver treated with various drugs. In an effort to identify a biomarker for interpretation of plasma triglyceride (TG) decrease, we extracted 218 probe sets of rat hepatic genes from data of 15 drugs that decreased the plasma TG level but differentially affected food consumption. Pathway and gene ontology analysis revealed that the genes belong to amino acid metabolism, lipid metabolism and xenobiotics metabolism. Principal component analysis (PCA) showed that 12 out of 15 compounds were separated in the direction of PC1, and these 12 were separated in the direction of PC2, according to their hepatic gene expression profiles. It was found that genes with either large or small eigenvector values in principal component PC 2 were those reported to be regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)alpha or constitutive androstane receptor (CAR), respectively. In fact, WY-14,643, clofibrate, gemfibrozil and benzbromarone, reported to be PPARalpha activators, distributed to the former, whereas propylthiouracil, omeprazole, phenobarbital, thioacetamide, methapyrilene, sulfasalazine and coumarin did to the latter. We conclude that these identified 218 probe sets could be a useful source of biomarkers for classification of plasma TG decrease, based on the mechanisms involving PPARalpha and CAR.

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Human pharmaceuticals, like the lipid lowering agent gemfibrozil and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac are causing environmental concern. In this study, the marine mussel (Mytilus spp.) was exposed by injection to environmentally relevant and elevated (1 μg/L and 1000 μg/L) concentrations of both compounds and biomarker expression was observed. Gemfibrozil exposure induced biomarkers of stress (glutathione S-transferase and metallothionein) at both concentrations 24h and 96 h after exposure, respectively. Biomarkers of damage (lipid peroxidation (LPO) and DNA damage) were significantly affected, as well as the biomarker for reproduction, alkali-labile phosphate assay, indicating the potential oxidative stress and endocrine disrupting effect of gemfibrozil. Diclofenac significantly induced LPO after 96 h indicating tissue damage. Additionally standard toxicity tests using the marine species Vibrio fischeri, Skeletonema costatum and Tisbe battagliai showed differences in sensitivity to both drugs in the mg/L range. Results indicate a suite of tests should be used to give accurate information for regulation.

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Most of the currently available statins and fibric acid derivatives have been implicated in causing complications either in monotherapy or in combination therapy. Adverse events occur more often with the statins that are metabolized via the CYP enzyme system and its 3A4, 2C9 or 2C19 paths. All compounds interfering with the same cytochrome system may either impair or enhance the elimination of statins. Other factors predisposing to adverse effects are age, female sex, renal insufficiency, electrolyte disturbances, infections and trauma. Complications chiefly concern the hepatic function, skeletal muscles and peripheral nerves. The major adverse effect is myopathy, up to rhabdomyolysis with ensuing acute renal insufficiency. Fibrates bind to peroxisome proliferator-activated nuclear receptors alpha, with subsequent stimulation of fatty acid oxidation and reduction in the rate of hepatic lipid generation. Fibrates are associated with a number of adverse effects, including liver enzyme elevations, gastrointestinal side effects and rhabdomyolysis. The combination of statins with fibrates may cause serious complications and should be avoided when possible. In order to prevent or minimize adverse clinical outcomes, patients should be closely monitored and informed of the most common symptoms.

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We studied 45 dyslipidemic abdominally obese men (45.4 +/- 6.2 years of age; body mass index [BMI], 31.3 +/- 3.0 kg/m(2); waist circumference, 103.4 +/- 7.6 cm; total cholesterol, <6.72 mM; triglycerides, > or =1.7 mM but < or =5.65 mM; high density lipoprotein cholesterol, < or =1.2 mM). Each of them followed nutritional recommendations combined with a prescription of gemfibrozil (1200 mg/d) or a placebo for 1 year. After 6 months, a training exercise program was added at a frequency of four sessions of 60 minutes per week at 50% of maximal oxygen uptake.

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Hypertriglyceridemia is a common feature of patients with increased blood pressure as well as several rodent models of hypertension. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of gemfibrozil on established abnormalities of triglyceride (TG) secretion and TG clearance in the Dahl salt-sensitive rat. Consequently, Dahl salt-sensitive rats received 12 days treatment with gemfibrozil (30 mg/kg/day) or vehicle by p.o. gavage and the following measurements were made: 1) fasting plasma TG levels; 2) TG secretion rate after suppression of TG removal with Triton WR 1339; 3) TG removal rate (half-time of disappearance of prelabeled very low density lipoprotein); and 4) lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity and mRNA in soleus muscle, fat and liver tissues. Gemfibrozil produced a 50% reduction in fasting plasma TG concentrations, with no effect on TG secretion rate (17 +/- 2 vs. 15 +/- 1 mg/100 g b.wt./hr). The half-time of prelabeled very low density lipoprotein-TG removal was significantly lower in drug-treated animals (3.9 +/- 0.3 vs. 6.1 +/- 0.9 min), and this was associated with a tissue-specific increase in LPL activity in soleus muscle (153 +/- 5 vs. 135 +/- 5 U/g, P < .02). Expression of LPL mRNA, relative to beta-actin mRNA, was similar in both groups of rats. Thus, in this rodent model of hypertension and dyslipidemia, gemfibrozil lowers plasma TG levels by 50% with no effect on TG secretion; the hypotriglyceridemic effect is due mainly to an increase in TG removal rate associated with a post-transcriptional increase in LPL activity in skeletal muscle.

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Some studies have suggested that reductions in plasma cholesterol might be associated with suicidal behaviour. Serotonergic systems are thought to be involved in suicidal ideation and behaviour and links with altered 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptors have been proposed. We have therefore examined the effects of cholesterol reduction using gemfibrozil, upon 5-HT2A and 5-HT1A receptor-related behaviours in rats. Rats were treated chronically (57 days) with gemfibrozil (50 mg/kg p.o.) or gum acacia vehicle and challenged sequentially with the 5-HT1A agonist 8-hydroxy-d-n-aminopropyl tetralin, to elicit 5-HT1A syndrome behaviours, and the 5-HT2 receptor agonist 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)2-amino-propane to establish their head-shake frequency. Significant cholesterol reduction, within the clinical range, failed to induce any changes in either 5-HT1A or 5-HT2A mediated behaviours. These data suggest that cholesterol reduction fails to induce changes in 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptor tone suggesting that the reduction of plasma cholesterol, within the human clinical range, does not result in neuroplasticity of the 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptors in rats.

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In men with CHD and a low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, gemfibrozil use was associated with a reduction in major cardiovascular events in persons with diabetes and in nondiabetic subjects with a high fasting plasma insulin level.

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We retrospectively identified a cohort of patients who initiated a statin or fibrate between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2007, using a database of a large US health insurer. Patients were followed for the occurrence of hospitalized rhabdomyolysis, determined by clinical review of medical records. Exposure status during the study period was determined by electronic records of statin and fibrate dispensing. Incidence rates (IRs) and incidence rate ratios (IRRs) for various combinations of fibrate and statin exposure were modeled, using Poisson regression.

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Crude GG was extracted from the urine of volunteers dosed with 600 mg of gemfibrozil, and this material was then purified by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography to yield a white solid. The amphiphilic properties of GG within the bulk aqueous phase were studied by isothermal titration microcalorimetry and 1H-NMR spectrometry, whereas those at the aqueous/air interface were studied by surface tensiometry.

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To compare the short and long term effectiveness of fish oil, insulin, and gemfibrozil in a non-diabetic patient with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

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6 weeks of atorvastatin, 40 mg/d, or gemfibrozil, 600 mg twice daily, with placebo.

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The hyperlipidemic diet induced a significant increase in total cholesterol; this was prevented by gemfibrozil (P<0.05). The increase in platelet-fibrinogen binding induced by hypercholesterolemia was mildly reduced in the gemfibrozil treated animals. Histological analysis of aortic vascular wall (abdominal aorta at the iliac bifurcation) from hyperlipidemic animals showed early lesions with fibrinogen infiltration; the lesions were reduced in the fibrate-treated animals.

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The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of temperature, oxygen, and organic matter on the removal of selected pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) during simulated riverbank filtration (RBF). The behavior of six PhACs (caffeine, carbamazepine, 17-β estradiol [E2], estrone [E1], gemfibrozil, and phenazone) was evaluated by small flow-through column experiments. Results from our study showed that RBF can be used to treat many of the PhACs found in environmental waters. Local conditions at the RBF site, however, can affect the removal of PhACs and should be investigated. Biodegradation and sorption represented the predominant mechanisms involved during the removal of the selected PhACs. All selected PhACs showed limited and slower removal during the winter. Phenazone was highly impacted by the level of oxygen; complete depletion of phenazone below the analytical limit occurred only under aerobic conditions (dissolved oxygen >8 mg L(-1)). Caffeine and E2 were highly impacted by the presence of humic acid in the feed water. Caffeine and E2 were depleted below the detection limit in the presence of humic acid regardless of the temperature and the level of oxygen. E1 was impacted by the different environmental conditions and depletion below the detection limit occurred only during the summer under aerobic conditions. Carbamazepine (10%) and gemfibrozil (<30%) showed limited removal regardless of the different levels of temperature, oxygen and humic acid.

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Spontaneous reports from the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Food and Drug Administration were collected on statins and ptosis, diplopia, and ophthalmoplegia.

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Eighteen patients with chronic renal failure (serum creatinine 173-756 mumol/l) and hyperlipidemia were treated with gemfibrozil (1200 mg/day). The drug caused a significant improvement of the dyslipidemia within one week and the effect was progressive during the 28 weeks of treatment. Very-low-density lipoprotein triglycerides and very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol decreased by about 50% and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol increased by 30%. The lipoprotein changes occurred simultaneously with a significant activation to normal levels of postheparin plasma lipoprotein and hepatic lipases. Opposite effects were observed when gemfibrozil was discontinued and the patients were given placebo. No major harmful effects were observed.

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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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The occurrence of 28 pharmaceuticals and 10 estrogens has been investigated in waters from the lower part of the Llobregat River basin, where the main intakes for production of drinking water for Barcelona (Spain) are located. Sampling was programmed to monitor the same mass of water on its way down the river to reflect inputs from discharges, contribution from subsidiaries plus persistence of the compounds in the surface water. Analysis of pharmaceuticals was performed by off-line solid phase extraction (SPE) followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with a triple quadrupole analyzer (LC-QqQ-MS/MS). Further analysis by ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry with a time-of-flight analyzer (UPLC-TOF-MS) has been proposed and applied for confirmation of several of these target compounds. Estrogens have been analysed by on-line SPE-LC-QqQ-MS/MS. Within the class of pharmaceuticals, 23 out of the 28 compounds investigated, were detected in at least one sample. The highest concentrations were observed for the beta-blockers metoprolol (8042 ng L(-1)) and sotalol (788 ng L(-1)), the antibiotic ofloxacin (1904 ng L(-1)), and the lipid regulator gemfibrozil (1014 ng L(-1)). Within the group of estrogens, only estrone and estrone-3-sulfate were positively identified, with concentrations for the former (0.82-5.81 ng L(-1)) close in some locations to those considered sufficient to induce estrogenic effects in aquatic organisms (1-10 ng L(-1)). As a general pattern, concentration of target compounds increases along the river flow as expected.

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Four previous reports describing rhabdomyolysis in patients on concomitant cerivastatin and gemfibrozil have been cited. Although monotherapy with cerivastatin is well tolerated and has a low frequency of adverse events, the combination with nicotinic acid (i.e., niacin) or a fibric-acid derivative (i.e., gemfibrozil, fenofibrate) may result in severe skeletal muscle toxicity and rhabdomyolysis.

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Use of gemfibrozil brought about increased buy lopid online HDL-cholesterol by 3.91% (P < 0.05) and reduced triglyceride and total cholesterol by 32.7% (P < 0.05) and 9.41% (P < 0.05), respectively. Applying Dill tablet for 2 months resulted in reduction of total cholesterol up to 18% (P < 0.05) and triglyceride by 7.38% (P < 0.05). However, circulating HDL-cholesterol was not affected by this treatment. In this study, gemfibrozil decreased triglyceride and increased HDL-cholesterol more than anethum (P < 0.05). Anethum decreased total cholesterol more than gemfibrozil (P < 0.05). Patients treated with anethum did not report any side effects.

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Gemfibrozil modestly increases the plasma concentrations of glimepiride. This may be caused by inhibition of buy lopid online CYP2C9.

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Contrary to the popular belief, coronary heart disease (CHD) is indeed common in the Indian sub-continent. Expatriate Indians in their newly adopted countries have 3 to 5 times more chance of developing CHD than the native population or the other immigrant groups. The well-known risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and smoking do not appear buy lopid online to play a major role, while the syndrome of insulin resistance seems to be an important risk factor for CHD in people of this sub-continent. Abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, and low plasma HDL cholesterol are the markers of this syndrome. Increased plasma insulin levels or even better, the C-peptide measurement may help in identifying the abnormality early. As CHD among Indians has been found to be severe and more diffuse with serious complications and increased mortality at a younger age, preventive measures need to be instituted early. Low fat and complex carbohydrate diet along with regular aerobic exercise may help reduce abdominal obesity, improve insulin sensitivity and HDL cholesterol levels. Hypertriglyceridemia uncontrolled by above measures may require pharmacotherapy with agents such as gemfibrozil. Smoking must be stopped to help reduce insulin resistance and improve HDL levels and endothelial function. Those with hypertension should be considered for therapy with ACE inhibitors, which may improve insulin sensitivity. In patients with insulin resistance, therapy with metformin or troglitazone may be helpful.

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Peroxisome proliferators (PP) are a large class of structurally diverse chemicals that mediate their effects in the liver mainly through the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha). Exposure to PP results in down-regulation of CYP2C family members under control of growth hormone and sex steroids including CYP2C11 and CYP2C12. We hypothesized that PP exposure would also lead to similar changes in CYP2C7 buy lopid online , a retinoic acid and testosterone hydroxylase. CYP2C7 gene expression was dramatically down-regulated in the livers of rats treated for 13 weeks by WY-14,643 (WY; 500 ppm) or gemfibrozil (GEM; 8000 ppm). In the same tissues, exposure to WY and GEM and to a lesser extent di-n-butyl phthalate (20,000 ppm) led to decreases in CYP2C7 protein levels in both male and female rats. An examination of the time and dose dependence of CYP2C7 protein changes after PP exposure revealed that CYP2C7 was more sensitive to compound exposure compared to other CYP2C family members. Protein expression was decreased after 1, 5 and 13 weeks of PP treatment. CYP2C7 protein expression was completely abolished at 5 ppm WY, the lowest dose tested. GEM and DBP exhibited dose-dependent decreases in CYP2C7 protein expression, becoming significant at 1000 ppm or 5000 ppm and above, respectively. These results show that PP exposure leads to changes in CYP2C7 mRNA and protein levels. Thus, in addition to known effects on steroid metabolism, exposure to PP may alter retinoic acid metabolism.

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Trials of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists have shown mixed results for cardiovascular prevention. Fibrates are PPAR-alpha agonists that act primarily to improve dyslipidemia. Based on low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ( buy lopid online LDL and HDL) effects, gemfibrozil may be of greater cardiovascular benefit than expected, fenofibrate performed about as expected, and bezafibrate performed worse than expected. Increases in both cardiovascular and noncardiovascular serious adverse events have been observed with some fibrates. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are PPAR-gamma agonists used to improve impaired glucose metabolism but also influence lipids. Pioglitazone reduces atherosclerotic events in diabetic subjects, but has no net cardiovascular benefit due to increased congestive heart failure risk. Rosiglitazone may increase the risk of atherosclerotic events, and has a net harmful effect on the cardiovascular system when congestive heart failure is included. The primary benefit of TZDs appears to be the prevention of diabetic microvascular complications. Dual PPAR-alpha/gamma agonists have had unacceptable adverse effects but more selective agents are in development. PPAR-delta and pan-agonists are also in development. It will be imperative to prove that future PPAR agonists not only prevent atherosclerotic events but also result in a net reduction on total cardiovascular events without significant noncardiovascular adverse effects with long-term use.

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CEM-101 is a novel fluoroketolide with lower MICs than those of telithromycin and macrolides. Our aim was to assess the cellular accumulation and intracellular activity of CEM-101 using models developed for analyzing the pharmacokinetics and pharmacological properties of antibiotics against phagocytized bacteria. We used THP-1 macrophages and Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923 [methicillin (meticillin) sensitive]), Listeria monocytogenes (strain EGD), and Legionella pneumophila (ATCC 33153). CEM-101 reached cellular-to-extracellular-concentration ratios of about buy lopid online 350 within 24 h (versus approximately 20, 30, and 160 for telithromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin, respectively). This intracellular accumulation was suppressed by incubation at a pH of < or = 6 and by monensin (proton ionophore) and was unaffected by verapamil (P-glycoprotein inhibitor; twofold accumulation increase for azithromycin) or gemfibrozil. While keeping with the general properties of the macrolide antibiotics in terms of maximal efficacy (Emax; approximately 1-log10-CFU decrease compared to the postphagocytosis inoculum after a 24-h incubation), CEM-101 showed significantly greater potency against phagocytized S. aureus than telithromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin (for which the 50% effective concentration [EC50] and static concentrations were about 3-, 6-, and 15-fold lower, respectively). CEM-101 was also about 50-fold and 100-fold more potent than azithromycin against phagocytized L. monocytogenes and L. pneumophila, respectively. These differences in EC50s and static concentrations between drugs were minimized when data were expressed as multiples of the MIC, demonstrating the critical role of intrinsic drug activity (MIC) in eliciting the antibacterial intracellular effects, whereas accumulation per se was unimportant. CEM-101 should show enhanced in vivo potency if used at doses similar to those of the comparators tested here.

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Gemfibrozil does not affect insulin sensitivity to glucose or fat metabolism in type 2 diabetes but enhances the lowering of plasma NEFA concentrations by insulin, probably by reducing hepatic fatty acid synthesis buy lopid online .

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Oral omega-3 ethylester concentrate (omega-3 EEC) [Omacor; Lovaza] is indicated as an adjuvant therapy in adult patients for secondary prevention post-myocardial infarction (MI) and the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia in the majority of European countries, and for the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia (serum triglyceride levels > or =5.6 mmol/L [> or =500 mg/dL]) in the US. Each 1000 mg capsule of omega-3 EEC consists of 460 mg of ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid and 380 mg of ethyl docosahexaenoic acid. The addition of omega-3 EEC 1000 mg/day to standard medical therapy in the GISSI-Prevenzione study provided secondary prevention benefits in post-MI adult patients. The benefits were attributable to reductions in death and cardiovascular death (including sudden death). Additional data examining the extent and mechanisms of the cardiovascular benefit conferred by omega-3 EEC in secondary prevention would be useful. As an adjunct to diet, monotherapy with omega-3 EEC 4000 mg/day significantly reduced triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridaemia, although limited data suggest it was less effective than buy lopid online gemfibrozil. In addition, omega-3 EEC 4000 mg/day plus simvastatin or atorvastatin reduced triglyceride, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) and/or very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C) levels to a significantly greater extent than placebo plus simvastatin or atorvastatin. Omega-3 EEC was generally well tolerated both as secondary prevention post-MI and in the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia. Thus, omega-3 EEC is a useful option both in secondary prevention post-MI and the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia.

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The mean age was 58.4+/-13.5 years; 58.9% of the participants were women. Of the total number of patients, 95.6% were receiving monotherapy, while 4.4% were receiving two or more antilipidemics. Prescriptions were ranked buy lopid online as follows: statins (70.9%), fibrates (27.5%), bile acid sequestrant resins (0.9%), and others (0.7%), all at low dosage levels. The most common therapy combinations were lovastatin + gemfibrozil (n = 1 568), cholestyramine + gemfibrozil (n = 92), and cholestyramine + lovastatin (n = 78). Comedications most frequently prescribed were: antihypertensive (60.9%), antiinflammatory (56.5%), antiulcer (22.9%), and antidiabetes drugs (20.6%), and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, 3.8%). Antianginals and ASA were being underused, while antiinflamatories and antiulcer drugs were being overused.

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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 buy lopid online 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 and laboratory evaluations normalized. Bone scan performed 1 year later demonstrated complete resolution of muscle uptake.

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In human hepatocytes, both fenofibric acid and clofibric acid are inducers of CYP3A4 and CYP2C8. Gemfibrozil is also an inducer of CYP3A4, but acts as both an inducer and an inhibitor of CYP2C8 buy lopid online . In this system, all fibrates are weak inducers of UGT1A1. The enzyme inducing effects of fibrates appear to be mediated via a mechanism(s) other than PXR activation. These results suggest that fibrates may have potential to cause various pharmacokinetic drug interactions via their differential effects on enzyme induction and/or inhibition.

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Gemfibrozil 1-O-beta-acylglucuronide was purified from the urine of a volunteer administered gemfibrozil, and an isocratic reversed-phase HPLC method was developed for its direct measurement. Quantitation of gemfibrozil and gemfibrozil 1-O-beta-acylglucuronide was carried out from plasma, following extraction from acidified specimens into ethyl acetate, on a 5-microns CN reversed-phase column with a mobile phase (pH 3.5) containing acetonitrile, tetrabutylammonium sulphate and distilled water, using fluorescence detection at 284 nm excitation and 316 nm emission. Calibration curves were linear buy lopid online for both compounds over a concentration range of 0.1 to 40 mg/l, with intra-assay coefficients of variation < 5% at concentrations of 20.0, 2.0 and 0.2 mg/l, and inter-assay coefficients of variation < 10%. No degradation of gemfibrozil 1-O-beta-acylglucuronide was detected as a result of the analytical procedure. However, a preliminary application of the method indicates that gemfibrozil acylglucuronide is chemically unstable undergoing intra-molecular rearrangement and hydrolysis under physiological conditions.

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Change from buy lopid online baseline to 30 months and a composite measure of clinical events that included hospitalization for angina, myocardial infarction, transient ischemic attack and stroke, death, and cardiovascular procedures.

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In the approach to lipid-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, serum high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels bear a particular significance as this lipoprotein is considered to be an antiatherogenic factor mainly, but not only, because of its influence and impact on reverse cholesterol transport. Hence the need and requirement to consider serum HDL-C levels for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. A particularly important aspect is the association of the 'low HDL syndrome' with the metabolic syndrome. These factors force us to consider serum HDL-C level as a therapeutic target by itself, or even in association with low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels when the latter are increased. This review stresses the aspects connecting serum Chloromycetin Tablets Uses HDL-C levels and cardiovascular risk, and looks at the populations that should be considered amenable to therapeutic management because of low serum HDL-C levels. We review therapeutic strategies, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological. The aim of this review is to present therapeutic management recommendations for correcting the proportion of cardiovascular risk that is attributable to changes in HDL-C. Serum HDL-C levels of >40 mg/dL must be a therapeutic target in primary and secondary prevention. This goal is particularly important in patients with low serum HDL-C levels and ischemic heart disease (IHD) or its equivalents, even if the therapeutic target for serum LDL-C levels (<100 mg/dL) has been achieved. The first choice for this clinical condition is fibric acid derivates. The same therapeutic option should be considered in patients without IHD with low serum HDL-C levels and high cardiovascular risk (>20%), hypertriglyceridemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or metabolic syndrome.

lopid medication dosage 2016-12-17

Concomitantly used cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 inhibitors and inducers have been shown to alter the plasma concentrations of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ('statins') lovastatin and simvastatin. Myopathy is a serious adverse effect of Cialis Reviews Photos statins. Concurrent use of statins with fibrates in particular seems to increase the risk of this adverse effect.

lopid gemfibrozil dose 2015-05-09

To present a case of combined hyperlipidemia with predominant Mysoline Buy Order hypertriglyceridemia unresponsive to conventional diet and single-agent drug therapy but successfully treated with a combination of gemfibrozil and orlistat.

lopid initial dose 2015-11-04

The human lipid regulator gemfibrozil (GEM) has been shown to induce peroxisome proliferation in rodents leading to hepatocarcinogenesis. Since GEM is found at biological active concentrations in the aquatic environment, the present study investigates the effects of this drug on the yellow European eel (Anguilla Imdur Drug Dose anguilla). Eels were injected with different concentrations of GEM (0.1 to 200 μg/g) and sampled 24- and 96-h post-injection. GEM was shown to inhibit CYP1A, CYP3A and CYP2K-like catalytic activities 24-h post-injection, but at 96-h post-injection, only CYP1A was significantly altered in fish injected with the highest GEM dose. On the contrary, GEM had little effect on the phase II enzymes examined (UDP-glucuronyltransferase and glutathione-S-transferase). Peroxisome proliferation inducible enzymes (liver peroxisomal acyl-CoA oxidase and catalase) were very weakly induced. No evidence of a significant effect on the endocrine system of eels was observed in terms of plasmatic steroid levels or testosterone esterification in the liver.

lopid 900 mg 2017-01-11

We have constructed a large-scale transcriptome database of rat liver treated with various drugs. In an effort to identify a biomarker for the diagnosis of elevated total bilirubin ( Nizoral Shampoo Review TBIL) and direct bilirubin (DBIL), we extracted 59 probe sets of rat hepatic genes from the data for seven typical drugs, gemfibrozil, phalloidin, colchicine, bendazac, rifampicin, cyclosporine A, and chlorpromazine, which induced this phenotype from 3 to 28 days of repeated administration in the present study. Principal component analysis (PCA) using these probes clearly separated dose- and time-dependent clusters in the treated groups from their controls. Eighteen more drugs in the database, reported to elevate TBIL and DBIL, were estimated by PCA using these probe sets. Of these, 12 drugs, that is methapyrilene, thioacetamide, ticlopidine, ethinyl estradiol, alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate, indomethacin, methyltestosterone, penicillamine, allyl alcohol, aspirin, iproniazid, and isoniazid were also separated from the control clusters, as were the seven typical drugs causing elevation of TBIL and DBIL. The principal component 1 (PC1) value showed high correlation with TBIL and DBIL. In the cases of colchicine, bendazac, chlorpromazine, gemfibrozil, and phalloidin, the possible elevation of TBIL and DBIL could be predicted by expression of these genes 24 h after single administration. We conclude that these identified 59 probe sets could be useful to diagnose the cause of elevation of TBIL and DBIL, and that toxicogenomics would be a promising approach for prediction of this type of toxicity.

lopid medication 2015-11-23

A 46-year-old man with hyperlipidemia was treated with 600 mg gemfibrozil twice a day. On the fifth day of treatment, skin lesions consistent with erythema multiforme appeared. With the discontinuation of the treatment and start of a topical steroid treatment, the lesions recovered after 4 weeks. After 6 months, when gemfibrozil therapy was restarted, lesions reappeared on the fourth day of therapy. Lesions recovered again following the previous treatment strategies after 4 Kemadrin Generic Name weeks. An objective casualty assessment suggests that erythema multiforme was probably related to gemfibrozil monotherapy.

lopid capsules 2016-04-30

Gemfibrozil is the most myotoxic fibrate drug commonly used for dyslipidemia, but the mechanism is poorly understood. The current study revealed that gemfibrozil inhibits myoblast differentiation through Atarax Infant Dosage the regulation of intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) as revealed in L6 myoblasts by use of laser scan confocal microscopy and flow cytometry using Fluo-4 AM as a probe. Gemfibrozil at 20-400 μM, could regulate [Ca(2+)]i in L6 cells in a biphasic manner, and sustained reduction was observed when the concentration reached 200 μM. Inhibition of L6 differentiation by gemfibrozil was concentration-dependent with maximal effect noted between 200 and 400 μM, as indicated by creatine kinase activities and the differentiation index, respectively. In differentiating L6 myoblasts, gemfibrozil at concentrations below 400 μM led to no significant signs of apoptosis or cytotoxicity, whereas differentiation, inhibited by 200 μM gemfibrozil, was only partially recovered. A good correlation was noted between gemfibrozil concentrations that regulate [Ca(2+)]i and inhibit L6 myoblasts differentiation, and both are within the range of total serum concentrations found in the clinic. These data suggest a potential pharmacodynamic effect of gemfibrozil on myogenesis as a warning sign, in addition to the complex pharmacokinetic interactions. It is also noteworthy that mobilization of [Ca(2+)]i by gemfibrozil may trigger complex biological responses besides myocyte differentiation. Information revealed in this study explores the mechanism of gemfibrozil-induced myotoxicity through the regulation of intracellular calcium.

lopid pill 2017-09-22

Postprandial lipemia is associated with endothelial dysfunction. Remnant-like particles (RLP) have been suggested to contribute to these adverse vascular effects. We investigated the effect of cerivastatin and gemfibrozil upon oral fat load induced changes in endothelial function and postprandial lipid profile in vivo.

lopid 450 mg 2017-06-19

The aim of this study is to carry out preformulative investigations on preformed inclusion complexes of the poorly water-soluble, lipid-lowering agent gemfibrozil and naturally occurring cyclodextrins (CDs). Phase solubility studies showed a linear AL- type diagram with alpha, beta, and y cyclodextrins, indicating the formation of inclusion complexes in a 1:1 molar ratio with all the three CDs. beta-CD-gemfibrozil complex having a maximum stability constant of 148.88 M(-1) was selected for preparation of preformed inclusion complex by kneading, co-precipitation, co-evaporation, and freeze-drying and compared with the physical mixture. The kneaded product was subjected to microwave-drying, with this mode of drying studied as an alternative method for preparation of the complex. The prepared complexes were assessed by equilibrium solubility analysis and intrinsic dissolution rate studies. Further characterization was done by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray powder diffractometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The freeze-dried product was identified as the inclusion complex having the maximum intrinsic dissolution rate and hence was assessed for changes in permeability characteristics. pH partition studies and partial in vivo permeability studies showed no changes in the permeability of the freeze-dried product when compared to the pure drug.

lopid 200 mg 2016-02-01

The constellation of elevated triglycerides and decreased high-density lipoprotein is recognised as a risk factor for CAD and constitutes the major dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetes. The high-density lipoprotein associated paraoxonase activity can inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation and has an antiatherogenic effect. To determine the effect of gemfibrozil on the dyslipidemia and serum paraoxonase activity in patients with type 2 diabetes.

lopid drug 2015-08-12

To support drug development, the drug-drug interaction potential (DDI) of an investigational drug (AZX) was assessed against the probe estradiol 17β-glucuronide as well as against simvastatin acid, atorvastatin, pravastatin, pitavastatin, fluvastatin, rosuvastatin and estrone 3-sulfate. The inhibitory potentials of the OATP1B1 inhibitors rifamycin SV and gemfibrozil were assessed in parallel. Monolayer cellular uptake assays were used to determine inhibition of human OATP1B1. Apparent K(m) values for the OATP1B1-mediated transport of [(3)H] substrates were determined prior to their use as probes in inhibition studies, and ranged from 0.6 to 29 μM for statins. The K(m) of lipophilic simvastatin acid could not be determined due to its high passive permeability that masked OATP1B1 transport, and therefore this statin could not be used as a probe. Estrone 3-sulfate exhibited biphasic kinetics, whereas estradiol 17β-glucuronide demonstrated simple Michaelis-Menton kinetics. AZX moderately inhibited OATP1B1-mediated transport of all statins (IC(50)=4.6-9.7 μM), except fluvastatin, of estradiol 17β-glucuronide (IC(50)=5.3 μM), and weakly inhibited estrone 3-sulfate (IC(50)=79 μM). Rifamycin SV strongly, and gemfibrozil weakly, inhibited the OATP1B1-mediated transport of substrates. Estradiol 17β-glucuronide was identified as a good surrogate probe for statins when assessing OATP1B1 inhibitory potential using this test system. Inhibition data was used to predict the likelihood of a clinical DDI, using current draft US FDA guidance and recommendations of the International Transporter Consortium. Predictions for AZX indicated the potential for an OATP1B1-mediated DDI in vivo and that a clinical interaction study is warranted to confirm whether AZX is an OATP1B1 inhibitor in the clinic.

lopid brand name 2015-09-04

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.

lopid 80 mg 2016-02-27

Total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were reduced 19% and 29%, respectively, after 3 months of simvastatin therapy (p < 0.0001) with a sustained reduction in total cholesterol (25%) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (39%) at 1 year. Gemfibrozil and cholestyramine treatment did not result in a reduction in cholesterol levels. Apolipoprotein B levels were reduced by 29% at the end of 1 year with simvastatin but not with the other treatments. Serum triglyceride levels were reduced significantly by treatment with gemfibrozil (up to 36%, p < 0.01) but not by the other treatments. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol initially rose in patients treated with simvastatin and gemfibrozil; however, this effect did not persist to 12 months. However, the ratio of low-density lipoprotein/high-density lipoprotein was favorably affected by simvastatin, with a 38% reduction by 12 months (p < 0.0001) but not by the other treatments. Over the course of 1 year, 14 patients dropped out of the study: four from the gemfibrozil arm and ten from the cholestyramine arm. Gastrointestinal intolerance was the most common reason for study termination (8 of 14). All patients in the simvastatin treatment arm completed 12 months of therapy. No biochemical abnormalities resulted from any therapy, and no therapy caused significant alteration in cyclosporine blood levels.

lopid 300 mg 2017-05-02

A study was carried out on the comparative efficacy of Lopid, Mevacor, Bezalip and Lasona in sixteen hyperlipidemic subjects. All the subjects were on Lopid at least for the last 15 days. Lopid therapy was discontinued after determining blood lipid profile of the subjects on day zero (day of 1st contact). The subjects were divided into three groups and after a washout period of 15 days, they were given three different drugs for the next 15 days. Subjects in group a (6), b (5) and c (5) received Mevacor, Bezalip and lasona respectively. In the present study mevacor was found to be the most potent hypolipidemic drug in lowering blood cholesterol and Low density lipoprotein (LDL) while lopid was most effective in keeping blood Triglycerides (TG) and High density lipoproteins (HDL) level within the desired limits. Bezalip and Lasona were also sufficiently effective in changing blood lipid profile, but lasona showed a negligible effect on HDL rise as compared with Bezalip or any other drug used in this study.

lopid generic 2017-11-15

Male and female CD rats were administered one of two dose levels of clofibrate, gemfibrozil, or bezafibrate daily by oral gavage for a period of 14 days in order to establish an empirical data base using the Charles River CD rat with a single class of drugs against which the potency of novel proprietary compounds could be compared. Subsequent gross examination of the liver indicated significant and dose-related increases in relative and absolute liver weights in males following clofibrate and gemfibrozil. In females, absolute and relative liver weights were significantly elevated to a similar degree with either dose of gemfibrozil, and absolute liver weights were higher in clofibrate-dosed animals. Bezafibrate had no effect on female liver weights. Clofibrate and gemfibrozil increased hepatic palmitoyl CoA beta-oxidation in both sexes; however, clofibrate had the greater effect in males and gemfibrozil had the least effect in females. Bezafibrate treatment resulted in a very pronounced elevation of palmitoyl CoA beta-oxidation in the males but had no similar effect in the females. Concurrent ELISA analysis for cytochrome CYP4A revealed very good correspondence between beta-oxidation and cytochrome induction for each of the three compounds in males, but other cytochromes were not greatly affected, except CYP1A1 which was elevated in bezafibrate-dosed females. For males, further analysis for markers of cellular proliferation, namely cyclin-dependent kinases (CDK) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), indicated dose-related increases for both with clofibrate, increases at the high dose for gemfibrozil, and, for PCNA, a dose-related increase for bezafibrate. In females, both markers for cell proliferation showed either slight or no increases following any of the three drug treatments. These results demonstrate clear sex-dependent differences in terms of relative potency in the hepatic response of the Sprague-Dawley-derived rat to these peroxisome proliferators. Bezafibrate is most potent and gemfibrozil is least potent in stimulating peroxisome-associated beta-oxidation and cytochrome P450 4A induction in the males. Even though gemfibrozil significantly increased liver weights, beta-oxidation and cytochrome P450 4A in the females increased only after clofibrate treatment, although to a lesser degree than in the males administered the same dose. Similar sex-related differences were observed for cell proliferation. In conclusion, sex-related differences were noted in the potency to stimulate acyl Co-A oxidation, its association with hepatomegaly, and the stimulation of cell proliferation, but CYP4A induction always accompanied any substantial drug-dependent increases in beta-oxidation.

lopid max dose 2015-06-04

Gemfibrozil reduces the plasmal levels of cholesterol and triglyceride in patients with hyperlipidemia by a mechanism that is not well understood. The present study evaluated the effect of gemfibrozil on the LDL receptor in human hepatoma cells compared with that of pravastatin, an inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase. Exposure to gemfibrozil, 40 mumol/L, for 3 days increased the binding of 125I-LDL to the surface of three lines of human hepatoma cell, HepG2, HuH7, and HLE by 1.5- to 2.0-fold. Similar findings were observed with pravastatin. Scatchard analysis with 125I-LDL indicated an increased number of LDL receptors on the cell surface of HepG2 cells when treated with gemfibrozil and pravastatin. However, the gemfibrozil-treated cells exhibited no increase in the binding of 125I-epidermal growth factor (EGF). Gemfibrozil increased the levels of LDL receptor mRNA and protein in HepG2 cells. The increase in LDL receptor activity induced by pravastatin was abolished by concomitant administration of mevalonic acid, 770 mumol/L. This effect was not seen with gemfibrozil, suggesting the mechanism differs for the two lipid-lowering drugs. To determine whether this increase in mRNA was due to transcriptional activation, we prepared HepG2 cells transfected with an LDL receptor promoter-reporter construct that contained a sterol regulatory element. The expression of LDL receptor regulated by the sterol regulatory element was increased by pravastatin, but not by gemfibrozil. We evaluated the stability of the mRNA in the presence of actinomycin D to explain the increase in the LDL receptor mRNA. Gemfibrozil prolonged the half-life of the mRNA for LDL receptor but not that for the EGF receptor. Stabilization of the LDL receptor mRNA is suggested to be the novel mode of action of gemfibrozil.