whether it's safe to combine a statin with one of the fibrates

There's still a controversy over whether it's safe to combine a statin with one of the fibrates...gemfibrozil (Lopid) or fenofibrate (Tricor).

Statins and fibrates are sometimes combined for their additive effects to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.

The problem is that each drug alone can lead to myopathy...the risk is even higher when the drugs are combined.

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