Rosuvastatin 10 mg once daily Rosuvastatin 5 mg + SFC fenofibrate 80 mg
Genetic: CYP2C9, UGT1A1, UGT1A3, OATP2, BCRP
All potential patients will be screened for the eligibility in a screening visit. Those who fill the inclusion criteria at screening will be invited for the registry study into different groups. The follow-up will take place at months 6, 12, 18, and every year thereafter for another 3 years, through clinical visiting, phone follow-up, or records from the NHIB Taiwan. At each clinical visit, vital signs, clinical endpoints, adverse events, concurrent medication information and laboratory specimens will be obtained as complete as possible. With phone or records from NHIB, only clinical endpoints will be recorded. If the primary care physician intends to treat the patient's lipid profile to the target, he/she can add, delete or adjust the LLT by his/her clinical judgement
Since April 2008, we have started to run a multicenter, prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded end-point classification trial to test the hypothesis in Taiwan that the addition of fibrate on statin would provide a further reduction in the major coronary events in the patients with diabetes or atherosclerotic vascular diseases with metabolic syndrome. With the advantage of this large-scaled prospective trial, it is also a good opportunity to identify simultaneously the genetic determinants of wide range of interindividual variability in phenotypic and clinical response to two major lipid-lowering drug classes, rosuvastatin and fenofibrate. The aim of this proposal is to find which SNPs influence the therapeutic effectiveness of lipid lowering therapy in Taiwanese hyperlipidemic patients. A key feature is the use of multiple drug-treated population samples to get the findings derived from both candidate gene and genome-wide searches for SNP associations with markers of drug efficacy as well as side effects. Thus the promise of pharmacogenomics and metabolomics-- "individualized medicine" will come true in treating hyperlipidemia in Taiwanese.