TITLE

AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA USING A COMBINATION OF SECHOLEX� AND CLOFIBRATE

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, R. J. Courtenay; Howard, A. N.; Hyams, D. E.
PUB. DATE
January 1973
SOURCE
Angiology;Jan1973, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Secholex� (PDX chloride) is a palatable anion exchange resin which is effective alone but better tolerated than Questran�. When the anion exchange resins were combined with clofibrate, synergism occurred. Simultaneous dosage of Secholex� (15 g/day) and clofibrate (1.5 g/day) was effective in all patients studied and produced a mean fall in plasma cholesterol of 35% which was sustained with prolonged treatment. The combination of clofibrate with Questran� was less effective and gave it mean decrease of only 17%. The administration of Secholex� with or without clofibrate is particularly useful in the treatment of patients with type II hyperlipoproteinaemia.
ACCESSION #
16354122

 

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