NPS RADAR April 2006

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Fenofibrate (Lipidil) for dyslipidaemia Reviews use of fenofibrate for dyslipidaemia, including comparison with gemfibrozil and monitoring for myopathy when used in combination with a statin.
Eplerenone (Inspra) for use after acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure Reviews use of eplerenone for heart failure after acute myocardial infarction. Discusses the risk of hyperkalaemia and sex-hormone-related adverse effects.
Ezetimibe with simvastatin (Vytorin) Ezetimibe with simvastatin (Vytorin) for dyslipidaemia
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