Modifications of Apoprotein, Lipoprotein Parameters and HDL2 and HDL3 Subfractions During Treatment with Bezafibrate Retard
Bezafibrate is today one of the most commonly used hypolipidemic drugs in the treatment of type IIA, IIB and IV hyperlipidemias. This depends on the specific activity of this drug. Bezafibrate in fact has a selective hypolipidemic activity according to the hyperlipemic phenotype: in type IIA it mainly reduces TC (total cholesterol) levels, while in types IIB and IV it decreases especially TG (triglycerides) levels. Bezafibrate is also able to increase HDL-C (Fellin et al. 1981; Mannarino et al. 1982) and to modify apoprotein patterns: apo A1 generally increases (Weisweiler et al. 1980) in hypertriglyceridemic patients. Recently, a slow preparation of Bezafibrate has been prepared to allow the administration of a single daily dose (400 mg) (Ledermann and Kaufmann 1981). The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of Bezafibrate Retard (BfR) administration on both lipoproteins and apoproteins in three groups of patients affected by primary hyperlipidemias.
KeywordsPlacebo Cholesterol Hydrolysis Triglyceride Bezafibrate
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