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[Efficacy studies].

Research paper by Juan J Pedro-Botet, Juana A JA Flores-Le Roux

Indexed on: 22 Jul '14Published on: 22 Jul '14Published in: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis



Abstract

Pravafenix(®) is a fixed-dose combination of 40mg of pravastatin and 160 mg of fenofibrate. The rationale behind the use of Pravafenix(®) is based on the increased residual cardiovascular risk observed in high risk patients with hypertriglyceridemia and/or low HDL cholesterol levels despite treatment with statins in monotherapy. In this article, we review the available evidence on the clinical efficacy of Pravafenix(®), which shows complementary benefits in the overall lipid profile of high risk patients with mixed dyslipidemia not controlled with 40-mg pravastatin or 20-mg simvastatin.