Concomitant use of a fibrate and a statin may offer a therapeutic advantage to patients with dyslipidemia, especially in patients whose low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is controlled by statins but whose high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or triglycerides, or both, are not within goal. However, concern about drug-drug interactions may preclude optimal use of combination statin-fibrate therapy. This article reviews the pharmacokinetics between statins and fibrates, addressing risks associated with drug-drug interactions and combination therapy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine