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New Data for Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (fenofibric acid) in Combination with Rosuvastatin Calcium Shows Improvement on Key Lipids for Cholesterol Management
Date:3/29/2009

TRILIPIX has now been studied in combination with the most commonly used doses of rosuvastatin calcium (5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg) in patients with mixed dyslipidemia

ORLANDO, Fla., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from a new study showed that Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (fenofibric acid) delayed-release capsules in combination with rosuvastatin calcium met all of the study's primary endpoints. TRILIPIX 135 mg in combination with rosuvastatin calcium 5 mg significantly improved HDL cholesterol and triglycerides compared to rosuvastatin calcium 5 mg alone, and significantly improved LDL cholesterol compared to TRILIPIX 135 mg alone in patients with multiple lipid problems. Results from this new Phase III study were presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 2009 Scientific Sessions in Orlando.

TRILIPIX is a prescription medicine that can be used along with diet to lower triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol, and increase HDL (good) cholesterol. TRILIPIX can also be used along with diet to lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol in people who are at high risk of heart disease and are taking a statin medicine to control their LDL cholesterol. TRILIPIX has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or stroke more than a statin alone.

TRILIPIX is the first and only fibrate to be approved for use in combination with a statin. In certain patients, treatment guidelines recommend the combination of a fibrate with a statin to improve lipid levels.

In the clinical trial, TRILIPIX in combination with rosuvastatin calcium was generally well-tolerated with reported safety similar to rosuvastatin calcium alone and TRILIPIX alone. No unexpected liver, kidney or muscle safety issues were identified in this study. Muscle related problems can occur with TRILIPIX and rosuvastatin calcium alone. The risk of these side effects may be incre
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