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Fenofibrate

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Uses
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    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: Antara®;Fenoglide®;Lipofen®;Lofibra®;TriCor®;Triglide®
    • Brand Names: Canada: Apo-Feno-Micro®;Apo-Feno-Super®;Apo-Fenofibrate®;Dom-Fenofibrate Micro;Feno-Micro-200;Fenofibrate Micro;Fenofibrate-S;Fenomax;Lipidil EZ®;Lipidil Micro®;Lipidil Supra®;Mylan-Fenofibrate Micro;Novo-Fenofibrate;Novo-Fenofibrate Micronized;Novo-Fenofibrate-S;Nu-Fenofibrate;PHL-Fenofibrate Micro;PHL-Fenofibrate Supra;PMS-Fenofibrate Micro;PRO-Feno-Super;ratio-Fenofibrate MC;Riva-Fenofibrate Micro;Sandoz-Fenofibrate S
    • Mexican Brand Names: Controlip
    • Pharmacologic Category: Antilipemic Agent, Fibric Acid

    Uses
    • It is used to lower triglycerides.
    • It is used to stop irritation of the pancreas.
    • It is used to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body. Good cholesterol (HDL) levels rise.
    • Fenofibrate lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • AntaraT, TriglideT, TriCor®: Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
    • FenoglideT, LofibraT, LipofenT: Take with food.
    • TriglideT: Do not take chipped or broken tablets.
    • Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.

    Missed Dose

    • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
    • Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from water. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
    • Protect from light.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to fenofibrate or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you have any of these health problems: Gallbladder disease, very bad kidney disease, or liver disease.
    • If you are breast-feeding.

    Precautions

    • If you have kidney disease, talk with your doctor.
    • Have your blood work checked. Talk with your doctor.
    • If you are taking a blood thinner, have your blood work checked. Talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Avoid beer, wine, or mixed drinks.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

    Side Effects

    • Headache.
    • Belly pain or heartburn.
    • Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad muscle pain or weakness.
    • Very bad belly pain.
    • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
    • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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