Cholesterol-lowering medications - fibric acid derivatives
Fibric acid derivatives include:
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
- Fenofibrate (Lipofen, TriCor, Lofibra, Fenoglide, Antara, Triglide, Lipidil Micro, Lipidil Supra)
- Fenofibric acid (Fibricor)
There is no evidence that this medication depletes any nutrients.
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medicines. If you have any of these signs and symptoms, it does not always mean you have low levels of these nutrients.
Factors that affect the level of nutrients are:
- Your medical history
- How long you have been taking the medicine
Please talk to your health care provider. They can best address your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
Gold Standard Drug Database. Drug Monograph: Fenofibrate, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-715. Accessed July 12, 2016.
Gold Standard Drug Database. Drug Monograph: Fenofibric acid, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-3649. Accessed July 12, 2016.
Gold Standard Drug Database. Drug Monograph: Gemfibrozil, 2016. www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/drug_monograph/6-s2.0-274. Accessed July 1, 2016.
Review Date: 9/19/2016
Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.