Fenofibrate (By mouth)
Antihyperlipidemic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Fenofibrate is used together with a proper diet to treat high cholesterol and triglyceride (fat-like substances) levels in the blood. This may help prevent the development of pancreatitis (inflammation or swelling of the pancreas) caused by high levels of triglycerides in the blood.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
Take Fenoglide®, Lipofen®, or Tricor® with a meal. Antara® and Triglide® can be taken with or without a meal.
Swallow Antara® capsules, Triglide® tablets, or Tricor® tablets whole. Do not open, crush, break, chew, or dissolve them.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how fenofibrate works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Colchicine Cyclosporine Tacrolimus A blood thinner (such as warfarin) A statin medicine to lower cholesterol, such as atorvastatin, pravastatin, or simvastatin
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to fenofibrate or fenofibric acid, or you are breastfeeding. Do not use it if you receive kidney dialysis or have active liver disease or gallbladder disease.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (serious muscle problems) Pancreatitis Increased risk of gallstones
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide
There may be other brand names for this medicine.