May 6, 1976

Field study on the decrease of lipids using etofibrate

Fortschritte der Medizin
J SchneiderH Kaffarnik


A field-trial on Etofibrat was performed on 4405 patients suffering from primary and secondary hyperlipoproteinemia. The results were proved statistically. After a 3 to 4 weeks treatment the concentration of cholesterol as well as tryglicerides in the serum decreased significantly. After 6 to 8 weeks treatment the lipid-lowering effect was even stronger. Nearly 90% of the patients investigated gave a positive response to the treatment. Part of the population had undergone a treatment with other lipid-lowering agents before-most likely without sufficient success-in these cases a further lipid-lowering effect due to Etofibrat could be shown. Under-dosage in premedication cannot be excluded. The stratification of the patients in different groups of diagnosis showed a nearly similarity of both blood lipids independent of the diagnosis. This could also be confirmed for the group of patients suffering from diabetes. To prove the lipid-lowering efficacy of Etofibrat a population was withdrawn from treatment. Cholesterol as well as tryglicerides increased significantly during the interval without treatment. During a long-term study both lipid fractions could be kept down without increasing of the daily Etofibrat dose. The tolerance of ...Continue Reading

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