Published on:March 2016
International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences, 2016; 5(1):25-31
Research Article | doi:10.5530/ijpcs.5.1.5

Comparative Study of Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin in Combination with Fenofibrate in mixed Hyperlipidemia

Authors and affiliation (s):

Rohit Dixit1 and Shankar Jagan2

1Department of Pharmacology, Navodaya Medical College, INDIA.

2Medical Review Safety Physician, Accenture, Chennai, INDIA.


Aim: To compare the effects of Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin in combination with fenofibrate in patients with mixed Hyperlipidemia. Materials and Methods: It was an open label, randomized, parallel group, comparative, prospective clinical study. A total of 70 subjects diagnosed with mixed hyperlipidemia were screened and were randomly allocated into two groups of thirty each. Initial readings of lipid levels like TC, TG, HDL, LDL and VLDL for both the groups were taken as baseline values. Then, Group I received Tab Atorvastatin 10 mg + Fenofibrate 160 mg and Group II received Tab Rosuvastatin 10 mg+ Fenofibrate 160 mg once a day at night for 12 weeks. Patients were assessed after 12 weeks and their Lipid profile was done. Results: Patients who received a combination of atorvastatin with fenofibrate had a reduction of Total cholesterol by 39%, Triglycerides by 47%, LDL-C by 50% and VLDL-C by 35% respectively. In group treated with combination of rosuvastatin with fenofibrate there was a decrease in TC by 54%, TGs by 58%, LDL-C by 52% and VLDL-C by 56% respectively. At the same time, HDL-C levels were increased by 14% in the group treated with rosuvastatin with fenofibrate as compared to atorvastatin with fenofibrate treated group which increased the HDL-C levels by 6%. Conclusion: Both the treatment regimens significantly decreased TC, TG, LDL‑C, VLDL‑C, but the reduction was more and statistically significant in Rosuvastatin and fenofibrate combination group when compared with atorvastatin and fenofibrate treated group at the end of 12 weeks.

Key words: Cholesterol, Lipoprotein, Heart, Atherosclerosis, Statins.

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