Fenofibrate: a guide to its use in dyslipidaemia

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Fenofibrate improves the lipid profile (particularly triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels) when administered alone or combined with a statin in patients with dyslipidaemia, and is generally well tolerated. Fenofibrate appears to decrease cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and atherogenic dyslipidaemia, and may also reduce the risk of certain microvascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, although further investigation is needed.

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