Etofibrate

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Etofibrate
Etofibrate.svg
Space-filling model of the etofibrate molecule
Clinical data
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MetabolismHydrolyzed to clofibric acid and niacin
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ECHA InfoCard100.046.115 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC18H18ClNO5
Molar mass363.792 g/mol
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Etofibrate is a fibrate. It is a combination of clofibrate and niacin, linked together by an ester bond. In the body, clofibrate and niacin separate and are released gradually, in a manner similar to controlled-release formulations.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sposito AC, Mansur AP, Maranhão RC, Rodrigues-Sobrinho CR, Coelho OR, Ramires JA (2001). "Etofibrate but not controlled-release niacin decreases LDL cholesterol and lipoprotein (a) in type IIb dyslipidemic subjects". Braz J Med Biol Res. 34 (2): 177–82. doi:10.1590/S0100-879X2001000200004. PMID 11175492. Free full text


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