are cholesterol-lowering drugs that are primarily effective in lowering triglycerides and, to a lesser extent, in increasing HDL-cholesterol levels.
a group of cholesterol-moderating drugs in use since the early 1960s that includes bezafibrate, gemfibrozil, and fenofibrate. Fibrates are used primarily to treat high triglyceride levels. They can also help to increase HDL levels.
One type of cholesterol-lowering drug. It includes gemfibrozil and fenofibrate. The fibric acids lower triglycerides and raise HDLs.