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i'm wondering are fenofibrates safer than statins?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They can both: cause liver problems, but statins are much more effective

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What's the best time to take fibrate if I also take a statin?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No specific time: Use of a statin with Fenofibrate is not recommended unless other options exhausted and then close monitoring of ck for heart or muscle injury recommended. Timing doesn't appear to help.
A 56-year-old member asked:

Do I need a statin? My LDL is 140 but my HDL is 110.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: An HDL of 110 is higher than usual. You may wish to have the test repeated to make sure the values are right. It is usually not a good idea to treat lab results. Your doctor needs to look at risk factors for heart disease before prescribing statin.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

How do doctors get their info on medications, such as statins or sleep medications? In other words, do doctors get info from pharma or other sources?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Research: Doctors in general ared "sold" on a medication unless there are controlled trials that show us a clear difference between a medication and a "placebo" or sugar pill. Pharmaceutical company supply us with some of the research, but they also can answer questions on research about side effect rates and other things through their medical departments.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between fnofibrate and crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiology 23 years experience
Different classes: Several statins are available: lipitor, (atorvastatin) crestor, zocor, pravachol, lescol. Most are generics, but Crestor is the most potent of all. Statins mainly lower LDL (bad cholesterol). For triglycerides, one can take fibrates such as Fenofibrate (3-4 different brand names), Gemfibrozil or omega three fatty acids (omacor, lovazaa).
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can taking statins increase my risk of diabetes?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Controversial: There is not a consensus yet. The confusing issue is that those individuals who need statis the most are also frequently at high risk for developing diabetes. I would not let this issue keep you from taking a stain if indicated.

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