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Title: Delayed bezafibrate‐induced angio‐oedema in a 68‐year‐old man
Authors: Frendo, Michela
Theuma, Ruth
Fava, Stephen
Keywords: Bezafibrate
Angioneurotic edema -- Malta
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Citation: Frendo, M., Theuma, R., & Fava, S. (2007). Delayed bezafibrate‐induced angio‐oedema in a 68‐year‐old man. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 64(4), 560-561.
Abstract: Bezafibrate is a commonly used drug in the treatment of dyslipdaemia and is generally considered safe.We report a case of angio-oedema occurring after 10 h ingestion of a slow-release formulation of bezafibrate in a 68-year-old man suffering from hypertriglyceridaemia, hypertension and gout, necessitating trachoestomy for relief of respiratory obstruction. To our knowledge, there have been no previous reports of angio-oedema to this drug; two cases of anaphylactic reactions have been reported in the literature [1, 2]. The case is also unusual in that symptoms started several hours after ingestion of the suspected drug and there were multiple, less severe episodes over a period of 22 months.
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