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Evaluate the efficacy of Simvastatin and Fluvastatin in patients with hypercholesterolemia and their effect on liver functions

Hassan A. H. Ali; Ahmed A H Ali; Mohamed E.A. Abdelrahim; Mohamed A. Abu-saif.

The study was aimed to evaluate Simvastatin and Fluvastatin effects on patients with hypercholesterolemia. For 6 months, 141 patients administered Simvastatin (GpA), 100 administered Fluvastatin (GpB) and 100 fluctuated between them (GpC). Post treatment, in GpA, Triglycerides, total Bilirubin (T.BIL), Cholesterol and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) were significantly reduced. Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) and Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) elevated reduced in females and elevated in males. T.BIL reduced in both males and females. In GpB, Glutamyltransferase elevated and Cholesterol and LDL reduced. Albumin elevated in females and reduced in males and the opposite in Triglycerides. Significant difference between age groups in Albumin, Globulin, and ALT was found. In GpC, Asprtate Aminotransferase (AST) elevated and ALT, Cholesterol, Triglycerides and LDL reduced in all patients. Albumin and ALT elevated in males and reduced in females. Significant difference between age groups in Albumin, T.BIL and AST was found. Fluvastatin or simvastatin had variable effects on lipid parameters in patients with hypercholesterolemia and associated with mild effect on liver. Simvastatin was more effective to reach antihypercholesterolemic goal. Effects were related to gender, age and continuation on the same medication. Patients lab data periodic monitoring during therapy is useful to reach antihypercholesterolemic goal and observe any serious liver parameters elevation.

Key words: Hypercholesterolemia;Simvastatin;Fluvastatin;effect on liver functions

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