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Tricor is the medication of high quality, which is taken in treatment of high triglyceride levels and high cholesterol with diet changes. Tricor is acting by increasing enzyme which breaks down fats in the blood. It is fibrate (lipid-lowering agent).

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Also known as:  Fenofibrate.

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Tricor is the medication of high quality, which is taken in treatment of high triglyceride levels and high cholesterol with diet changes.

The target of this perfect remedy is the treatment of high triglyceride levels and high cholesterol with diet changes.

Tricor is also known as Fenofibrate, Fenofibric acid, Lipicard, Lofibra, Lipanthyl, Fenocor-67.

Tricor is acting by increasing enzyme which breaks down fats in the blood. It is fibrate (lipid-lowering agent).

Generic name of Tricor is Fenofibrate.

Brand names of Tricor are Tricor, Tricor, Antara, Triglide, Lofibra, Lipofen.

Dosage

Tricor can be taken once a day. Take Tricor capsules orally with water at the same time every day, with food.

If you are taking colestipol (such as Colestid) or cholestyramine (such as Questran) while using Tricor you should take these medicines at least 1 hour after using Tricor or 4-6 hours before using Tricor.

Follow low-fat diet, low-cholesterol.

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

Overdose

If you overdose Tricor and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Contraindications

Do not take Tricor if you are allergic to its components.

Do not take Tricor if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. Tricor can ham your baby.

Be careful with Tricor if you suffer from liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, severe kidney disease, gallbladder disease, diabetes, kidney, liver, heart disease, hypothyroidism.

Be careful with Tricor if you are taking such medicines as blood thinner (warfarin (such as Coumadin)); fluvastatin (such as Lescol), cholesterol-lowering medicines (lovastatin (such as Mevacor), simvastatin (such as Zocor), cerivastatin (such as Baycol), pravastatin (such as Pravachol), atorvastatin (such as Lipitor), cyclosporine (such as Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune).

If you experience drowsiness and dizziness while taking Tricor you should avoid any activities such as driving or operating machinery.

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Keep low-cholesterol and low-fat diet.

Do not stop taking Tricor suddenly.

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A randomized, non-blinded, prospective study with parallel group design. One hundred two ACS patients who underwent angioplasty were randomly assigned to atorvastatin (20 mg/day, n=25), simvastatin (40 mg/day, n=27), atorvastatin-fenofibrate (10 mg/day-200 mg/day) combination (n=25) or simvastatin-fenofibrate (20 mg/day-200 mg/day) combination (n=25). The serum lipid profile and plasma fibrinogen were recorded before initiation of therapy and after three months of the respective treatments.

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The usefulness of a dissolution/permeation (D/P) system to predict the in vivo performance of solid dosage forms containing the poorly soluble drug, fenofibrate, was studied. Biorelevant dissolution media simulating the fasted and fed state conditions of the human gastrointestinal tract were used in order to simulate the effect of food on the absorption of fenofibrate. Moreover, the results obtained from the D/P system were correlated with pharmacokinetic parameters obtained following in vivo studies in rats. The in vitro parameter (amount permeated in the D/P system) reflected well the in vivo performance in rats in terms of AUC and C(max) of fenofibric acid. This study thus demonstrates the potential of the D/P system as valuable tool for absorption screening of dosage forms for poorly soluble drugs.

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Fenofibrate, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) agonist, reduces triglyceride (TG) concentrations by 25-60%. Given significant interindividual variations in the TG response, we investigated the association of PPARA rare variants with treatment response in the Genetics of Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Diet Network study.

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Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, features that are closely associated with nuclear factor (NF-κB) activation, play a key role in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Several animal models and clinical trials have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) therapy to improve glomerular/tubulointerstitial damage, reduce proteinuria, and decrease CKD progression, but CKD treatment still represents a clinical challenge. Bardoxolone methyl, a first-in-class oral Nrf-2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2) agonist that until recently showed considerable potential for the management of a range of chronic diseases, had been shown to improve kidney function in patients with advanced diabetic nephropathy (DN) with few adverse events in a phase 2 trial, but a large phase 3 study in patients with diabetes and CKD was halted due to emerging toxicity and death in a number of patients. Instead, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) a member of the fatty acid ethanolamine family, is a novel non-steroidal, kidney friendly anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic agent with a well-documented safety profile, that may represent a potential candidate in treating CKD probably by a combination of pharmacological properties, including some activity at the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPAR-α). The aim of this review is to discuss new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of CKD, with particular reference to the outcome of two therapies, bardoxolone methyl and PEA, to improve our understanding of which pharmacological properties are responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects necessary for the effective treatment of renal disease.

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Diabetes causes a panretinal neurodegeneration herein termed diabetic retinal neuropathy, which manifests in the retina early and progresses throughout the disease. Clinical manifestations include changes in the ERG, perimetry, dark adaptation, contrast sensitivity and colour vision which correlate with laboratory findings of thinning of the retinal neuronal layers, increased apoptosis in neurons and activation of glial cells. Possible mechanisms include oxidative stress, neuronal AGE accumulation, altered balance of neurotrophic factors and loss of mitohormesis. Retinal neural damage precedes and is a biologically plausible cause of retinal vasculopathy later in diabetes, and this review suggests that strategies to target it directly could prevent diabetes induced blindness. The efficacy of fenofibrate in reducing retinopathy progression provides a possible proof of concept for this approach. Strategies which may target diabetic retinal neuropathy include reducing retinal metabolic demand, improving mitochondrial function with AMPK and Sirt1 activators or providing neurotrophic support with neurotrophic supplementation.

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Experimental findings are reported for two similarly conducted studies. One was designed to compared rat liver cell ultrastructure during and after 91 d of dosing with probucol, a hypocholesterolemic agent, and clofibrate, a hypolipidemic drug known to elicit marked alteration of rat hepatocellular morphology. The second was designed to similarly assess male rats after 28 d of treatment with the hypolipidemic agent fenofibrate. Diet mixes for these studies were prepared to attain dosage levels of approximately 500 mg/kg . d for probucol, 250 mg/kg . d for clofibrate, and 100 mg/kg . d for fenofibrate. Control rats were given untreated basal ration. Weekly adjustments in dietary concentrations were made in accordance with group mean food consumption and body weight changes. Probucol and clofibrate treatments produced statistically significant reductions in mean serum cholesterol levels of both sexes after 28 and 91 d of dosing. Only male rats were given fenofibrate, and they exhibited statistically significant cholesterol reductions after 28 d. Clofibrate and fenofibrate administration resulted in marked increases in liver weight/body weight ratios. Probucol had no statistically significant effects on liver weight/body weight ratios after 28 and 91 consecutive days of treatment. Light microscopy of liver sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin revealed an abnormal amount of cytoplasmic granularity within hepatocytes from rats given clofibrate and fenofibrate. The granules were identified by electron microscopy and cytochemistry as enlarged, proliferated peroxisomes--a known rat hepatocellular response to treatment with many hypolipidemic drugs. In addition, ultrastructural cytochemistry suggested reduced amounts of catalase in individual peroxisomes after clofibrate and fenofibrate dosing. Liver tissue from rats given probucol showed no abnormal cytoplasmic granularity and, ultrastructurally, no peroxisomal changes. Liver tissues from probucol-treated rats revealed features similar to those encountered in tissues from untreated control animals. It was concluded that the hypocholesterolemic response elicited by probucol treatment does not involve significant changes in rat liver cell morphology.

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Glycemic control in type 2 diabetes generally worsens over time, requiring intensification of therapy. The Fenofibrate Intervention and Event Lowering in Diabetes (FIELD) trial provided the opportunity to observe glycemic control in a real-world setting. We assessed the adequacy of metformin, sulfonylureas, and insulin to maintain glycemic control and their effects on weight.

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It was hypothesized that a threshold exists for the circulating TG level needed to produce changes in LDL subclass distribution.

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Although statins reduce the incidence of coronary disease in type 2 diabetes, data from clinical trials demonstrate 'residual' cardiovascular risk in these patients treated with statins. Clinical trials with fibrates show that they are particularly effective in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome and in those exhibiting the lipid abnormalities typical of diabetic dyslipidaemia (elevated triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol).

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Recently within the lipid based formulation category, Self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (SNEDDS) has received considerable attention in the enhancement of bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs. Self-emulsifying formulation should have good solvent properties to allow appropriate solubility of the drug in the formulation. Drug incorporated in the formulation should also be readily dissolved as clear and monophasic liquid at ambient temperature when introduced to aqueous phase. N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) is one of the main pharmaceutical cosolvents and is a solubilizing excipient used in parenteral and oral medications. Marketed Leuprolide acetate (Sanofi-aventis, Quebec, Canada) is formulated as a solution composed of 55-66% NMP and 34-45% poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide). Self-emulsifying oral formulation of fenofibrate containing NMP as solubilizer has been patented. Based on these reports we successfully developed SNEDDS formulation using NMP as cosolvent and found ~ 4 fold improvement in apparent permeability coefficient of model drug. To ensure the safety of the developed SNEDDS formulation, in the present study we further investigated its toxicity studies in mice and evaluated for various parameter. From the results it can be concluded that oral administration of SNEDDS formulation containing NMP did not exhibit significant toxicity in mice and further detail toxicity study is required so as to ensure the safety of this system in oral drug delivery.

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Spray drying the same formulation from two different solvents led to different physicochemical properties, dissolution behavior and long-term stability. The dissolution behavior and long-term stability also varied significantly among excipients. The viscosity of the polymer and the packaging material proved to be important to the long-term stability.

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Muraglitazar as well as PPARγ agonist GW1929 and PPARα agonist fenofibrate inhibited LPS-induced iNOS expression and NO production in activated macrophages in a dose-dependent manner. Inhibition of iNOS expression by muraglitazar included both transcriptional and post-transcriptional components; the former being shared by GW1929 and the latter by fenofibrate. All tested PPAR agonists also inhibited IL-6 production, while TNFα production was reduced by muraglitazar and GW1929, but not by fenofibrate. Interestingly, the anti-inflammatory properties of muraglitazar were also translated in vivo. This was evidenced by the finding that muraglitazar inhibited carrageenan-induced paw inflammation in a dose-dependent manner in mice as did iNOS inhibitor L-NIL and anti-inflammatory steroid dexamethasone.

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Combination therapy is routinely used to achieve improved cholesterol reduction in familial hypercholesterolaemia. We compared the standard simvastatin plus bile-acid sequestrant (cholestyramine) therapy with simvastatin plus fenofibrate in 29 patients with severe familial hypercholesterolaemia. The fibrate regimen resulted in an 35.1 +/- 10.7% reduction in total cholesterol, a 40.6 +/- 20.5% in LDL cholesterol, 17.2 +/- 56.5% reduction in triglycerides and a 20.3 +/- 52.0% increase in HDL cholesterol. The cholestyramine regimen produced reductions of 29.3 +/- 13.2% in cholesterol, 37.1 +/- 21.9% in LDL cholesterol, and 12.5 +/- 48.9% in triglycerides, and a 5.0 +/- 25.4% rise in HDL cholesterol. The fibrate regimen was significantly more effective in reducing total cholesterol (p < 0.001) and LDL-cholesterol (p = 0.004), and also reduced triglycerides significantly (p = 0.05), compared to the cholestyramine regimen. There were significant improvements in the LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio (3.62 +/- 1.54 vs. 4.00 +/- 1.36; p = 0.05) and in the apolipoprotein B:A1 ratio (1.13 +/- 0.036 vs. 1.20 +/- 0.34; p = 0.05). Gastrointestinal side-effects occurred in 10 patients on cholestyramine therapy, and four patients on fibrate therapy had myalgia. There were no cases of rhabdomyolysis with either regime. No significant differences in liver biochemistry or creatine kinase were seen with either regimen.

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Fibrates are used for the treatment of dyslipidemia and known to affect mitochondrial function in vitro. To better understand the mechanisms underlying their mitochondrial effects, fibrate actions on complex I of the respiratory chain and cell respiration were studied in vitro. In homogenates of rat skeletal muscle, fenofibrate, and to a lesser extent clofibrate, reduced the activity of complex I (10, 30, and 100 microM fenofibrate: -41 +/- 7%, -70 +/- 2%, and -78 +/- 4%; 100 microM clofibrate: -27 +/- 7%; p < 0.005 each). Inhibition of complex I by fenofibrate (100 microM) was confirmed by reduced state 3 respiration of isolated mitochondria consuming glutamate + malate as substrates for complex I (-33 +/- 4%; p < 0.0005), but not of such consuming succinate as substrate for complex II (-8 +/- 4%; NS). In isolated rat muscle, 24-h fenofibrate exposure (25, 50, and 100 microM) decreased CO(2) production from palmitate (-15 +/- 7%, -23 +/- 8%, and -22 +/- 7%; p < 0.05 each) and increased lactate release (+15 +/- 5%, +14 +/- 5%, and + 17 +/- 6%; p < 0.02 each) indicating impaired cell respiration. Ciprofibrate and gemfibrocil (but not bezafibrate) impaired cell respiration without any inhibition of complex I. Our findings support the notion that individual fibrates induce mitochondrial dysfunction via different molecular mechanisms and show that fenofibrate predominantly acts by inhibition of complex I of the respiratory chain.

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The bioassays used were based on Vibrio fischeri, Daphnia magna, and Anabaena CPB4337 tests. Anabaena CPB4337 is a novel bioassay based on Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 strain CPB4337 bearing in the chromosome a Tn5 derivative with luxCDABE from the luminescent terrestrial bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens.

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The majority of the candidate drug entities exhibit solubility-limiting absorption. Nanocrystal suspensions with particle size in the nanometer scale (nanonization) can increase aqueous solubility and improve oral bioavailability. Regarding the importance of nanosuspension solidification, this study intended to study the critical parameters on redispersed particle size of dried nanocrystals as pretabletting material during spray drying process, such as supporting agents, inlet temperature and feed rate. Fenofibrate with poor water solubility and low melting point was used as a model drug. Nanocrystals of fenofibrate were prepared by a bead-milling method. Five types of hydrophilic excipients in combination with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) were studied as supporting agents during spray drying. The resultant products were characterized by particle size analysis, scanning electron microscopy imaging, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray powder diffraction and dissolution testing. Spray dried powder with a mean redispersed particle size of 699 nm was produced by using mannitol and SDS as supporting agent. Weight ratio (RF/m) of fenofibrate:mannitol and inlet temperature strongly influenced the particle size of the nanocrystals. The optimal inlet temperature and feed rate was optimized as 75 °C and 4 mL min(-1), respectively. Partially transformation of fenofibrate crystalline to the amorphous form was observed. The dissolution profiles of tablets prepared with the spray dried powder were similar to the commercial nanocrystal formulation Lipidil™ ez, and faster than that of the micronized formulation. The relative bioavailability of the spray-dried formulation was determined to be 89.6% taking Lipidil™ ez as the reference. There were no significant statistic differences of AUC0-72 and Cmax between the two formulations.

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Among the different agents, fenofibrate has been found to be particularly effective in modulating LDL size and subclasses in patients at higher cardiovascular risk, such as those with type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome.

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Within the framework of a prospective lipid-lowering intervention study 44 patients were treated over a period of 3 years with a lipid-lowering diet and 200-400 mg fenofibrate daily. The intervention led to statistically significant decreases in total cholesterol (Chol), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-Chol) and triglycerides levels, and to a significant increase in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-Chol) levels. Despite intervention, in 8 patients the HDL-Chol levels decreased by up to 20 mg/dl, where these were mainly patients with high initial values. Likewise, the triglycerides of 4 patients whose initial levels were relatively low increased (up to 49 mg/dl) and the LDL-Chol levels of 8 patients whose initial levels were also low increased (up to 49 mg/dl). Only minor success was achieved through the 6-week diet, but this was still slightly significant for Chol and LDL-Chol levels. A total of 21 patients underwent repeat angiography within 3 years for clinical reasons. For the evaluation of the angiographic progress a total of 98 minor and moderate stenoses was measured using digital image processing and automatic contour finding. The change in the angiographic parameters 'percent diameter reduction' (%DR) and 'percent plaque area' (%PA) correlated with on-treatment LDL-Chol levels (%DR change with LDL-Chol: r = 0.67, P = 0.0005; %DR change with Chol: r = 0.61, P = 0.002; %PA change with LDL-Chol: r = 0.40, P = 0.037; %PA change with Chol: r = 0.38, P = 0.044), while for HDL-Chol and triglycerides no influence on the angiographic progress could be demonstrated. On the basis of the reproducibility of the measuring methods the patients were classified in the categories 'regression', 'unchanged' and 'progression'. The patients classified as 'regression' (parameter: %DR change) showed an LDL-Chol mean value of 162 +/- 9 mg/dl, whereas those classified as 'unchanged' or 'progression' showed values of 189 +/- 25 mg/dl and 199 +/- 21 mg/dl, respectively (P = 0.014). A negative correlation appeared between the angiographic progress parameters and the initial degree of stenosis. The left ventricular ejection fraction in the second angiography showed relationships to lipoprotein levels and angiographic progress parameters.

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7 alpha-Hydroxycholesterol was measured by gas-liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and bile acid synthesis by the fecal balance method in 35 subjects.

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The Digit Symbol Substitution Test, Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, and the modified Stroop test were used to assess cognition. The 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire was used to assess depression.

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Compared with Zucker lean rats (ZL), untreated ZDF had significantly higher weights, serum glucose, insulin, free fatty acids, total cholesterol and triglycerides. IMTG and SREBP-1c messenger RNA (mRNA) were also higher in untreated ZDF; both were decreased by fenofibrate (FF). Rosiglitazone (Rosi), despite marked improvement in glycaemia, hyperinsulinaemia and hyperlipidaemia, failed to affect SREBP-1 expression, and increased body weight and IMTG. Rosi/FF combination caused less weight gain and no IMTG increase, despite metabolic effects similar to Rosi alone.

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Alisol A 24-acetate significantly decreased the numbers of lipid droplets, Oil Red O lipid content, and intracellular TG content. Besides, inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-6 levels were markedly inhibited by Alisol A 24-acetate. Furthermore, Alisol A 24-acetate effectively increased the protein and mRNA expressions of Adiponectin, the phosphorylation of AMPKα, CPT1 and ACOX1, whereas decreased SREBP-1c, the phosphorylation of ACC and FAS at both protein and mRNA levels. However, there was no significant effect on the protein and mRNA expressions of PPARα by Alisol A 24-acetate.

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The utilization of self-microemulsifying premicroemulsion systems (SMEPMS) as templates for preparing poorly water-soluble compounds in the nanosized range represents a promising strategy. Fenofibrate was formulated with n-butyl L-lactate, Tween 80, and a number of cosurfactants (ethanol, 1-propanol, and PEG 600), diluted with the water phase (either water or saccharide solution) and then subjected to a freeze-drying (FD) process to obtain SMEPMS nanosized particulates. Results demonstrated that the particle size after resuspension of these FD SMEPMS nanosized particulates in water was too large, so the addition of saccharide solutions (lactose, mannitol, glucose, sucrose, and trehalose) as the solid carrier to prevent particles from aggregating seemed to be necessary and workable due to steric hindrance and repulsion. However, instability of these resuspended FD nanosized particulates after 30-90 minutes still occurred, and the addition of 0.5% sodium lauryl sulfate in the resuspending medium was able to retard the aggregation and maintain the particle size within the nano-range. Evaluation by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffraction also confirmed the results. It was concluded that using an SMEPMS formulation with PEG 600 as the cosurfactant, and in the presence of a suitable saccharide as an anticaking agent and FD process were able to produce fenofibrate nanoparticles.

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Model rabbits fed with ten weeks of high-cholesterol diet developed significant progression of atherosclerosis. Compared with the control, levels of blood lipids, TNF-α, IL-1β and MDA increased markedly in serum of model rabbits, while SOD levels decreased. Gene and protein expressions of E-sel, ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and MCP-1 in atherosclerotic aortas increased remarkably in model group. However, comparing to the model rabbits, levels of TNF-α, IL-1β and MDA decreased significantly and serum SOD activity increased, gene and protein expressions of E-sel, ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and MCP-1 in aortas decreased significantly with the treatment of kaempferol.

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tricor 200 mg 2017-08-15

Novel core-shell dual-mesoporous silica nanoparticles (DMSN) were successfully prepared as a carrier buy tricor in order to improve the dissolution of fenofibrate and obtain an oral highly bioavailable controlled-release drug delivery system using the osmotic pump technology. Fenofibrate was loaded into DMSN by an adsorption method. The solid state properties of fenofibrate in DMSN, before and after drug loading, were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), nitrogen adsorption/desorption analysis (BET), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In vitro release tests showed that DMSN increased the dissolution rate of fenofibrate and produced zero-order release in push-pull osmotic pump tablets (OPT). The relative bioavailability of OPT was 186.9% in comparison with the commercial reference product. In summary, osmotic pump technology in combination with solid dispersion technology involving nanometer materials is a promising way for achieving the oral delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs.

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Data from 23 buy tricor patients treated with FF + UDCA combination were analyzed. The median dose of fenofibrate was 200 mg/day, and median treatment duration was 21 months (range 1-123 months). Six (26 %) patients discontinued FF within 1 year. In patients who completed 12 months (n = 17) and long-term therapy, significant decrease in ALP was seen at 12 (p = 0.0002), 24 (p = 0.002), and 36 (p = 0.03) months. More than 75 % patients met the POISE criteria of ALP response at all study time points. There was no significant improvement in the 5-, 10-, and 15-year UK-PBC Risk Scores after FF + UDCA treatment. No significant renal impairment or adverse events were reported.

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150 patients suffering from primary hypercholesterolemia were divided into three different groups receiving (1) lovastatin, (2) simvastatin, or (3) fenofibrate as controls. The aim of the study was to detect possible drug-induced ocular side effects, especially in the lens. The study period was 2 years. Ophthalmological examination and Scheimpflug photography were performed at the beginning and every 6 months. Increases or decreases in the visual acuity were distributed very similarly in the three groups. Definite evidence of side effects was not found, nor was there evidence of deleterious effects on refraction. The intraocular pressure revealed intraindividual fluctuations without clinical significance. Many changes were observed in the lens, all were minimal, including those of the extreme lens periphery which had no effect on visual acuity. The present study shows the great value of Scheimpflug photography with densitometric image analyses because of its objectivity when compared with other methods. Our observations provide good evidence that lovastatin and simvastatin have no undesirable buy tricor toxic effects on the lens and other ocular tissues, compared with fenofibrate.

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Fenofibrate decreased plasma fibrinogen level by 41% (from 3.9+/-0.9 mg/dl to 2.3+/-0.48 mg/dl, p<0.0001) and hs-CRP level by 71% (from 1.28 mg/dl to 0.36 mg/dl; p<0.0001). Changes in hs-CRP levels were not correlated with the changes in lipid levels. Compared with baseline, serum paraoxonase level was significantly increased after fenofibrate treatment (from 200+/-77U/L to 232+/-82U/L buy tricor ; p<0.001). We found a significant correlation between changes in HDL cholesterol and paraoxonase activity after two months of treatment (r=0.46, p=0.018).

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Published data indicate that coadministration of multiple doses of the fibrate drug, gemfibrozil, led to a 202% increase in pravastatin systemic exposure (area under the plasma concentration-time curve, AUC). To evaluate the effects of another fibrate drug, fenofibrate, on the pharmacokinetics of pravastatin, 24 healthy subjects took pravastatin (40 mg once daily) on study days 1 to 15 and fenofibrate (160 mg once daily) on study days 6 to 15. Blood samples were collected for 24 hours after dosing on days 5, 6, and 15. Plasma concentrations of pravastatin and its active metabolite, 3alpha-hydroxy-iso-pravastatin, were measured, and pharmacokinetics was assessed. buy tricor Safety assessments were based on adverse events, physical examinations, electrocardiogram results, vital signs, and clinical laboratory testing. Safety results were unremarkable. Coadministration of fenofibrate had modest effects on pravastatin and 3alpha-hydroxy-iso-pravastatin systemic exposures (AUC). Increases in pravastatin systemic exposures (19%-28%, on average) and 3alpha-hydroxy-iso-pravastatin systemic exposures (24%-39%, on average) were observed upon coadministration, but individual changes were variable. Pravastatin and 3alpha-hydroxy-iso-pravastatin systemic exposures were not statistically significantly different following the 1st and 10th doses of fenofibrate.

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Early endothelial outgrowth cells (eEOCs) protect mice from acute kidney injury (AKI). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α) has been shown to mediate renoprotective effects under buy tricor different experimental conditions. The aim of the study was to investigate consequences of fibrate treatment of murine eEOCs in a cell-based therapeutic approach to AKI.

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Fenofibrate is effective for improving liver biochemical tests in patients who have partial response to buy tricor UDCA monotherapy. It is worth exploring the efficacy of fenofibrate on histological changes in PBC patients.

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An increasing number of newly developed drugs show bioavailability problems due to poor water solubility. Formulating the drugs as nanosuspensions may help to overcome these problems by increasing saturation solubility and dissolution velocity. In the present study the bioavailability of the poorly soluble fenofibrate following oral administration was investigated in rats. Four formulations were tested: a nanosuspension type DissoCube(R), one solid lipid nanoparticle (SLN) preparation and two suspensions of micronized fenofibrate as reference formulations, one suspension in sirupus simplex and a second in a solution of hydroxyethy-cellulose in physiological saline. Both colloidal drug delivery systems showed approximately buy tricor two-fold bioavailability enhancements in terms of rate and extent compared to the reference formulations. No significant differences were found in AUC(0-22 h) as well as in C(max) and t(max) between the two colloidal delivery systems. In conclusion, nanosuspensions may be a suitable delivery system to improve the bioavailability of drugs with low water solubility.

tricor 6 mg 2016-03-29

The antiinflammatory action of glucocorticoids is mediated partly by the inhibition of the expression of several cytokines and adhesion molecules. Some activators for nuclear receptors other than the GR have also been shown to inhibit the expression of these inflammatory molecules, although their molecular mechanisms remain unidentified. We therefore examined the effects of the PPARalpha activator fenofibrate and the GR activator dexamethasone on TNFalpha-stimulated expression of IL-6 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in vascular endothelial cells. Both fenofibrate and dexamethasone reduced TNFalpha-induced IL-6 production in human vascular endothelial cells, but only fenofibrate reduced TNFalpha-stimulated vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 expression in these cells. Transient transfection of bovine aortic endothelial cells with an IL-6 promoter construct or a vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 promoter construct revealed that fenofibrate inhibited TNFalpha-induced IL-6 promoter as well as vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 promoter activities, whereas dexamethasone inhibited only the former. EMSA demonstrated that both fenofibrate and dexamethasone reduced nuclear factor-kappaB binding to its recognition site on the IL-6 promoter, but only fenofibrate reduced such binding to the vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 promoter. Thus, down-regulation of nuclear factor-kappaB activity by PPARalpha occurs in both the IL-6 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 genes, whereas that by GR occurs only in the IL-6 gene in vascular endothelial cells. These results strongly suggest the existence of a target gene-specific mechanism for the nuclear receptor-mediated down- buy tricor regulation of nuclear factor-kappaB activity.

tricor 445 mg 2016-10-02

The metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus are both becoming more prevalent, and both increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Many patients are not receiving appropriate treatment for the type of dyslipidemia that commonly occurs in these disorders--the so-called 'atherogenic lipid triad' of high serum triglyceride levels, low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, and a preponderance of small, dense, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) particles. All of the processes involved in atherogenesis can be exacerbated by insulin resistance and/or the metabolic syndrome. Hypertriglyceridemia is a strong predictor of coronary heart disease. There is also buy tricor an inverse relationship between serum levels of HDL-C and triglycerides in diabetic patients, with low serum HDL-C levels possibly representing an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Small, dense, LDL-C particles are also highly atherogenic as they are more likely to form oxidized LDL and are less readily cleared. Insulin resistance, which is central to the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus, leads to high levels of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), which contain a high concentration of triglycerides, resulting in high serum triglyceride levels and low serum HDL-C levels. Even though modification of the atherogenic lipid triad is probably one of the most effective methods of reducing cardiovascular risk, therapy for diabetic dyslipidemia is often directed to first lowering serum LDL-C levels with a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. This may leave substantial excess risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with these types of dyslipidemia. The results of recent trials evaluating HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors have been mixed, with two showing no significant effect on cardiovascular outcomes in subgroups of diabetic patients. The recent CARDS (Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study) showed that atorvastatin can reduce cardiovascular events in a trial specifically designed for a diabetic population, though the population had to have at least one other risk factor in addition to diabetes mellitus. Fibric acid derivatives, such as fenofibrate, bezafibrate and gemfibrozil, are potentially well suited to the treatment of dyslipidemia that is generally associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome, as they are usually more effective than HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors for normalizing serum levels of HDL-C and triglycerides. Promising results have been obtained from several trials of fibric acid derivatives including the BIP (Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention) study and the VA-HIT (Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program HDL-C Intervention Trial; gemfibrozil). The FIELD (Fenofibrate Intervention and Event Lowering in Diabetes) trial, a clinical outcomes trial specifically designed to evaluate fenofibrate in a large population of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, many of whom have the metabolic syndrome, is underway. The FIELD trial results should shed light on the efficacy and safety of fenofibrate in reducing cardiovascular morbidity in diabetic and metabolic syndrome patients and on the safety profile of combination therapy with fenofibrate and a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.

tricor brand name 2017-03-17

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus and is the leading cause of blindness amongst working-age adults in Western countries. Large observational and randomized studies have consistently shown that optimal blood glucose and blood pressure control is the key component of intervention strategies aimed to halt or regress the disease, and limit the risk of progression to the proliferative stage, with consequent visual loss up to blindness in most severe cases. Amelioration of dyslipidemia by statins, especially if buy tricor combined with fenofibrate, may also ameliorate retinopathy in line with a potential pathogenic role of hyperlipidemia. Recently, evidence has also emerged that renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors may electively prevent or delay progression of retinopathy, possibly because of specific protective effect against the structural and functional retinal changes sustained by local RAS activation. Thus, metabolic and blood pressure control by RAS inhibition is to prevent or limit the onset of retinopathy and its progression towards visual-threatening stages. Topic treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents is emerging as a treatment option for retinopathy in advanced stages to limit the need for laser photocoagulation. This option however should be considered with caution due to the risk of systemic adverse events.

tricor dosage instructions 2015-10-31

Fenofibrate represents the most commonly used fibric acid derivative. buy tricor The drug exerts its metabolic effects by modulating the expression of several genes involved in lipoprotein metabolism. In addition, numerous studies suggest that fenofibrate may also affect the progression of the atherosclerotic process by several lipid-independent mechanisms. This review considers the clinical pharmacology of fenofibrate and the current evidence on the pleiotropic effects of this fibric acid derivative.

tricor generic substitute 2016-11-14

This study aimed to investigate the effects of Shugan Xiaozhi decoction (SX) on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) induced by high-fat diet in rats. The rats were randomly divided into 6 groups, namely, control, model, fenofibrate, and three different Aciphex 20 Pill dosage of SX (10, 20, and 40 g/kg/day, p.o.). After establishing the NASH model, at 8 weeks of the experiment, treatments were administrated intragastrically to the fenofibrate and SX groups. All rats were killed after 4 weeks of treatment. Compared with the model group, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), free fatty acid (FFA), total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) serum in the serum were significantly reduced in all SX treatment groups in a dose-dependent manner. Evidence showed that SX could protect the liver by upregulating the gene and protein expressions of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) and liver fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) in a dose-dependent manner. Chemical constituents of SX were further analyzed by ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-MS) and 30 chemicals in the ethanolic extract were tentatively identified. To conclude, our results clearly indicated that SX could protect liver functions and relieve hepatic steatosis and inflammation.

tricor 345 mg 2017-11-14

CRP levels decreased in both the fenofibrate (p=0.003) and comparison (p=0.048) groups. Changes in CRP levels were not significantly different between the two groups (p=0.27) and were negatively associated with baseline CRP levels (r=-0.47, p<0.001). In patients Prevacid Suspension with a baseline CRP level ≥1 mg/L, CRP levels also decreased in both groups (p=0.000 and p=0.001 respectively), however, more in the fenofibrate group than in the comparison group (p=0.025). The reduction of CRP was associated with higher baseline CRP levels (r=-0.29, p=0.001), lower body mass index (BMI, r=0.23, p=0.007), and fenofibrate therapy (r=0.19, p=0.025). CRP levels decreased more in the fenofibrate group than in the comparison group in patients with a BMI ≤26 kg/m(2) with borderline significance (-1.21±1.82 mg/L vs. -0.89±1.92 mg/L, p=0.097). In patients with a high density lipoprotein-cholesterol level <40 mg/dL, CRP levels were reduced only in the fenofibrate group (p=0.006).

tricor order forms 2015-10-19

Peripheral neuropathy is a common feature of many vasculitic syndromes. In some patients, the neuropathy may be the Valtrex 300 Mg sole manifestation of vasculitis.

tricor generic 2017-06-26

Monocytic tissue factor (TF) expression may Betnovate To Buy contribute to thrombogenicity associated with plaque rupture and may propagate thrombus formation at the site of vascular lesions. Induction of monocytic TF expression by endotoxin is mediated by the activation of transcription factors such as AP-1 and NF-kappaB. Both these signaling pathways are modulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPARalpha). Therefore, we have studied the effects of fibrates and other PPARalpha agonists on the expression of TF.

tricor drug class 2017-09-11

The PD/Cub rat showed a distinct pharmacogenetic reaction to fenofibrate and isotretinoin Luvox Overdose Symptoms administration. Several lines of evidence now implicate specific variant(s) of ApoC-III and/or ApoA-V alleles as responsible for the dyslipidemia observed in this genetic model. The PD/Cub strain may also serve as a pharmacogenetic model for dissection of the retinoid-induced hypertriglyceridemia.

tricor 50 mg 2015-05-12

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) alpha, gamma and delta (beta) are ligand-activated transcription factors of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily which have been shown to play key roles in maintaining glucose and lipid homeostasis. The physiological effects of several marketed drugs for the treatment of dyslipidemia (fenofibrate and gemfibrozil) and diabetes (rosiglitazone and pioglitazone) have now been shown to be mediated through PPARalpha and PPARgamma respectively. Over the past few years our understanding of how PPAR ligands and receptors modulate gene expression has greatly increased; this knowledge is being used to design even more potent and efficacious PPAR ligands for Vermox 20 Mg the treatment of diabetes, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and obesity. This review is a brief survey of the PPAR field which highlights recent progress, with an emphasis on new ligands with novel PPAR profiles, particularly compounds which are co-agonists of PPAalpha, gamma and beta (delta).

tricor 500 mg 2017-10-17

Micronized fenofibrate can improve impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in patients with hypertriglyceridemia. Tegretol Online Purchase Improving endothelial function may also be the mechanism responsible for the beneficial effects of micronized fenofibrate.

tricor user reviews 2015-04-20

Diabetic retinopathy, the most common long-term complication of diabetes mellitus, remains one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Strict metabolic control, tight blood pressure control, laser photocoagulation, and vitrectomy remain the standard care for diabetic retinopathy. Focal/grid photocoagulation is a better treatment than intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide in eyes with diabetic macular edema and should be considered as the first-line therapeutic option. The current evidence suggests that intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents result in a temporary improvement of visual acuity and a short-term reduction of central macular thickness in patients with Zetia Medication Class refractory diabetic macular edema and are effective adjunctive treatment to laser photocoagulation or vitrectomy. However, triamcinolone is associated with risks of elevated intraocular pressure and cataract. Vitrectomy with removal of the posterior hyaloid without internal limiting membrane peeling seems to be effective in eyes with persistent diffuse diabetic macular edema, particularly in eyes with associated vitreomacular traction. Emerging therapies include islet cell transplantation, fenofibrate, ruboxistaurin, pharmacologic vitreolysis, rennin-angiotensin system blockers, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists.

medication tricor 2017-06-02

In rodents, treatment with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha) agonists results in peroxisome proliferation, hepatocellular hypertrophy, and hepatomegaly. Drugs in the fibrate class of PPARalpha agonists have also been reported to produce rare skeletal muscle toxicity. Although target-driven hepatic effects of PPARalpha treatment have been extensively studied, a characterization of Amoxil 200 Mg the transcriptional effects of this nuclear receptor/transcription factor on skeletal muscle responses has not been reported. In this study we investigated the effects of PPARalpha agonists on skeletal muscle gene transcription in rats. Further, since statins have been reported to preferentially effect type II muscle fibers, we compared PPARalpha signaling effects between type I and type II muscles. By comparing the transcriptional responses of agonists that signal through different nuclear receptors and using a selection/deselection analytical strategy based on ANOVA, we identified a PPARalpha activation signature that is evident in type I (soleus), but not type II (quadriceps femoris), skeletal muscle fibers. The fiber-type-selective nature of this response is consistent with increased fatty acid uptake and beta-oxidation, which represent the major clinical benefits of the hypolipidemic compounds used in this study, but does not reveal any obvious off-target pathways that may drive adverse effects.

tricor generic name 2017-04-22

The aim of the present study was to assess the role of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system Zyrtec Baby Dosage and lipids in predicting the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in type 2 diabetes.

tricor 48 mg 2015-05-28

Fibrates are hypolipidemic drugs that exert multiple effects on lipid metabolism by activating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha Prandin Tab 1mg (PPARalpha) and modulating the expression of many target genes. In order to investigate the link between PPARalpha and cholesterol synthesis, we analysed the effect of fibrates on expression of the farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPP synthase) gene, known to be regulated by sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs), in conjunction with HMG-CoA reductase. In wild-type mice, both fenofibrate and WY 14,643 induced FPP synthase gene expression, an effect impaired in PPARalpha-null mice. A three-fold induction was observed in ciprofibrate-treated rat hepatocytes, in primary culture. This effect was decreased in presence of 5,6-dichlorobenzimidazole riboside (DRB) and cycloheximide (CHX), transcription and translation inhibitors, respectively. Acyl-CoA oxidase (AOX), a bona fide PPARalpha target gene, was induced by ciprofibrate but slower and more strongly than FPP synthase. In addition, induction of FPP synthase gene expression was abolished in the presence of 25-hydroxycholesterol (25-OH Chol). Thus, activation of PPARalpha by fibrates induced FPP synthase gene expression in both hepatocytes in culture and in mouse liver. This effect is likely to be dependent on cellular sterol level, possibly through SREBP-mediated transcriptional activation.

tricor generic fenofibrate 2016-08-11

We report a case of acute liver injury probably due to fenofibrate. A 50-year-old female without a history of liver disease developed cholestatic hepatitis during her second week of fenofibrate treatment. Laboratory tests on admission showed serum bilirubin 534.0 mcmol/L (conjugated 444.0), alkaline phosphatase (AP) 8.76, gamma-glutamyl traspeptidase (GGT) 20.92, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 2.6, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 3.64 mckat/L. Fenofibrate withdrawal and ursodeoxycholic acid (750 mg daily) administration was rapidly followed by a favourable outcome.

tricor medication 2017-02-01

Partial correlations adjusted for age, sex, BMI, and diabetes duration showed an inverse association of IGFBP-1 with C-peptide (r = -0. 24, P = 0.018) and with maximal IMT (r = -0.42, P < 0.001), whereas IGF I and IGFBP-3 correlated positively with several risk-promoting lipid parameters. In linear regression analysis controlling for age, sex, BMI, diabetes duration, and presence or absence of oral antihyperglycemic or insulin medication, determinants of IMT were age, IGFBP-1, pulse pressure, Lp(a), diabetes duration, and insulin treatment. IGFBP-1 persisted in the model for subjects with CVD.

tricor 600 mg 2017-05-01

To clarify the modifying effect of N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC), which has antioxidative ability, on hepatocarcinogenesis promoted by fenofibrate (FF), a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) alpha agonist , male F344/N rats were administered a single intraperitoneal injection of N-diethylnitrosamine (DEN) as an initiator followed by administration of a diet containing 3,000 ppm of FF for 16 weeks. Two-thirds partial hepatectomy was performed 1 week after the FF treatment. Additionally, NAC treatments for 14 weeks from 2 weeks after the FF treatment were performed. Although the expression level of tumor protein p53 (Tp53) mRNA decreased in the DEN+FF+NAC group as compared with that in the DEN+FF group, no significant differences between the DEN+FF and DEN+FF+NAC groups were observed in the number of hepatocellular altered foci and activities of hepatocellular proliferation. In addition, the results of an antioxidant enzyme assay and measurement of the amounts of total glutathione in the liver revealed no significant difference between the DEN+FF and DEN+FF+NAC groups; although no significant differences were observed in many genes between the DEN+FF and DEN+FF+NAC groups, only glutathione peroxidase 2 (Gpx2) mRNA increased in the DEN+FF+NAC group as compared with the DEN+FF group. The results under the present experimental conditions indicate no obvious modifying effect of NAC on liver tumor promotion by FF in rats.

tricor medication fenofibrate 2015-07-06

Psychiatric adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have been reported with statin use, but the literature regarding statin-associated mood/behavioral changes remains limited. We sought to elicit information germane to natural history and characteristics of central nervous system/behavioral changes in apparent connection with statin and/or cholesterol-lowering drug use, and delineate mechanisms that may bear on an association. Participants (and/or proxies) self-referred with behavioral and/or mood changes in apparent association with statins completed a survey eliciting cholesterol-lowering drug history, character and impact of behavioral/mood effect, time-course of onset and recovery in relation to drug use/modification, co-occurrence of recognized statin-associated ADRs, and factors relevant to ADR causality determination. Naranjo presumptive ADR causality criteria were assessed. Participants (n = 12) reported mood/behavior change that commenced following statin initiation and persisted or progressed with continued use. Reported problems included violent ideation, irritability, depression, and suicide. Problems resolved with drug discontinuation and recurred with rechallenge where attempted. Eight met presumptive criteria for "probable" or "definite" causality; others had additional factors not considered in Naranjo criteria that bear on casual likelihood. (1) Simvastatin 80 mg was followed in 5 days by irritability/depression culminating in suicide in a man in his 40s (Naranjo criteria: possible causality). (2) Simvastatin 10 mg was followed within 2 weeks by depression in a woman in her 50s (probable causality). (3) Atorvastatin 20 mg was followed in ~1 month by depression and irritability/aggression in a male in his 50s (probable causality). (4) Atorvastatin 10 mg was followed in several months by aggression/irritability and depression culminating in suicide in a man in his 40s (possible causality). (5) Fenofibrate + rosuvastatin (unknown dose), later combined with atorvastatin were followed in 1 month by aggression/irritability in a male in his 30s (probable causality). (6) Lovastatin (unknown dose and time-course to reaction) was followed by depression, dyscontrol of bipolar disorder, and suicide attempts in a male in his 40s (possible causality). (7) Atorvastatin 20 mg was followed within 2 weeks by cognitive compromise, and nightmares, depression, and anxiety culminating in suicide in a man in his teens (definite causality). (8) Simvastatin 10 mg was followed (time-course not recalled) by depression, aggression/irritability culminating in suicide in a man in his 60s (possible causality). (9) Simvastatin 20 mg then atorvastatin 10 mg were followed (time-course not provided) by irritability/aggression in a man in his 60s (definite causality). (10) Atorvastatin 10 then 20 then 40 mg were followed shortly after the dose increase by violent ideation and anxiety in a man in his 30s (probable causality). (11) Atorvastatin 20 mg and then simvastatin 20 mg were followed in 2 weeks by aggression/irritability in a man in his 50s (definite causality). (12) Lovastatin, rosuvastatin, atorvastatin, and simvastatin at varying doses were followed as quickly as 1 day by aggression, irritability, and violent ideation in a man in his 40s (definite causality). Most had risk factors for statin ADRs, and co-occurrence of other, recognized statin ADRs. ADRs had implications for marriages, careers, and safety of self and others. These observations support the potential for adverse mood and behavioral change in some individuals with statin use, extend the limited literature on such effects, and provide impetus for further investigation into these presumptive ADRs. Potential mechanisms are reviewed, including hypothesized mechanisms related to oxidative stress and bioenergetics.

tricor 125 mg 2015-11-15

Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) stimulates fatty acid oxidation and ketone body production in animals. In this study, we investigated the role of FGF21 in the metabolic activity of sodium butyrate, a dietary histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. FGF21 expression was examined in serum and liver after injection of sodium butyrate into dietary obese C57BL/6J mice. The role of FGF21 was determined using antibody neutralization or knockout mice. FGF21 transcription was investigated in liver and HepG2 hepatocytes. Trichostatin A (TSA) was used in the control as an HDAC inhibitor. Butyrate was compared with bezafibrate and fenofibrate in the induction of FGF21 expression. Butyrate induced FGF21 in the serum, enhanced fatty acid oxidation in mice, and stimulated ketone body production in liver. The butyrate activity was significantly reduced by the FGF21 antibody or gene knockout. Butyrate induced FGF21 gene expression in liver and hepatocytes by inhibiting HDAC3, which suppresses peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α function. Butyrate enhanced bezafibrate activity in the induction of FGF21. TSA exhibited a similar set of activities to butyrate. FGF21 mediates the butyrate activity to increase fatty acid use and ketogenesis. Butyrate induces FGF21 transcription by inhibition of HDAC3.

tricor medicine 2015-05-19

Thrombomodulin (TM) is an important anti-coagulant protein that is down-regulated on endothelial cells overlying atherosclerotic plaques. We investigated the effects of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) ligands, fenofibrate and rosiglitazone, on the expression of TM ex vivo by advanced carotid atheromas, and in vitro by endothelial cells.

tricor dosage 2015-09-16

The prognosis of the patients with the Type II diabetes mellitus without myocardial infarction is as serious as the prognosis of the patients who had experienced myocardial infarction without diabetes mellitus. Consequently there is a big interest of IHD prevention options in diabetic patients, not only by hypertension therapy, but also by hypolipidemic treatment. That is why the results of FIELD study were expected with a great interest. FIELD study randomized 9 795 patients with the Type II diabetes mellitus and initial values of total cholesterol 3.0 to 6.5 mmol/l and in addition with total cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol rate > or = 4.0 or with the values of plasmatic triglycerides between 1.0 and 5.0 mmol/l for treatment with 200 mg of micronized phenophibrate or placebo. As phenophibrate positively influences the typical lipid disorder at diabetic patients, the throughout positive results of phenophibrate had been expected. Study did not fulfil the primary objective of the study of coronary deaths/ non fatal myocardial infarctions (insignificant decrease by 11%). Although phenophibrate significantly decreased non fatal myocardial infarctions and myocardial revascularizations, total mortality and cardiovascular mortality were not positively influenced and they even show non significant aggravating trend. Moreover, the positive effect of phenophibrate on non fatal myocardial infarctions and revascularizations was present only at the persons who had not experienced a cardiovascular disease and only at the persons under 65 years. Phenophibrate positively influenced some diabetic micro vascular complications (nephropathy and retinopathy). Thus, the results of FIELD study present a disappointment and that is why the recommendations of the statin therapy as a priority therapy of dislipidemia stay unchanged also for the patients with Type II diabetes mellitus.