Fenofibrate is generally used in treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides
Increased liver enzymes
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Fenofibrate, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Fenofibrate is to be taken with food.
How it works
Fenofibrate is a lipid-lowering drug. It makes the condition better by lowering the levels of triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Fenofibrate the same as Lipitor? Fenofibrate is a drug belonging to a different class of drugs called â€œFibratesâ€, whereas Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to the â€œStatinâ€ class. Both the medicines act by different mechanisms
Q. Does Fenofibrate cause erectile dysfunction, weight gain or memory loss? Fenofibrate may rarely cause sexual weakness in patients. It does not cause weight gain and memory loss. Consult your doctor before use
Q. Can I take $name with Lipitor, ibuprofen, niacin, Nyquil or crestor? Taking $name with drugs from the statin class (e.g. Atorvastatin or Lipitor; rosuvastatin or crestor) may cause muscle breakdown. There is no significant drug interaction with ibuprofen, niacin or Nyquil. However, always consult your doctor before use
Q. What is Fenofibrate? Fenofibrate belongs to a class of drugs called as fibrates or fibric acid derivatives. It is different from statins, blood thinners, diuretic and nitrate
Q. Is Fenofibrate generic? Yes, Fenofibrate is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (TriCor, Antara, Lofibra, Stanlip, Lipicard etc.).
Fenofibrate is the medication of choice for lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. It can reduce triglycerides by up to 50%.It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent stroke and heart attack.Take itÂ in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.It should be taken with food.Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.Do not discontinue Fenofibrate without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.Inform your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms such as pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness while taking Fenofibrate, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.Â
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