Information about Fenofibrate
How fenofibrate works
Fenofibrate is a lipid lowering medication. It works by lowering the levels of triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), while raising the levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL).
Common side effects of fenofibrate
Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Vomiting, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea
Available Medicine for Fenofibrate
- ₹87 to ₹158Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹123 to ₹184USV Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹109 to ₹161Cipla Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹90 to ₹211Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd5 variant(s)
- ₹136 to ₹166Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹104Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹126Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹142Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹75 to ₹115Delvin Formulations Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹70Mitoch Pharma Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Fenofibrate
- 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 it along with 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 pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness while taking Fenofibrate, particularly if it is accompanied by a fever.
Frequently asked questions for Fenofibrate
Q. Is Fenofibrate the same as Lipitor?
No, Fenofibrate is a drug belonging to a different class of drugs called “Fibrates”, whereas Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to the “Statin” class. Both the medicines act by different mechanisms
Q. Can the use of Fenofibrate cause liver damage?
Fenofibrate contains Fenofibrate. A very rare side effect of this medicine is liver damage i.e 1 in 10000 patient. Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately If you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage such as fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes.