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Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-[(pyridin-3-yl)carbonyloxy]ethyl 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-2-methylpropanoate
Pharmacokinetic data
Metabolism Hydrolyzed to clofibric acid and niacin
CAS Number 31637-97-5
ATC code C10AB09 (WHO)
PubChem CID 65777
Chemical data
Formula C18H18ClNO5
Molar mass 363.792 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Etofibrate is a fibrate. It is a combination of clofibrate and niacin, linked together by an ester bond. In the body, clofibrate and niacin separate and are released gradually, in a manner similar to controlled-release formulations.[1]


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  1. Sposito AC, Mansur AP, Maranhão RC, Rodrigues-Sobrinho CR, Coelho OR, Ramires JA (2001). "Etofibrate but not controlled-release niacin decreases LDL cholesterol and lipoprotein (a) in type IIb dyslipidemic subjects". Braz J Med Biol Res. 34 (2): 177–82. doi:10.1590/S0100-879X2001000200004. PMID 11175492.  Free full text