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    Fenofibrate

    Information about Fenofibrate

    Fenofibrate uses

    Fenofibrate is used in the treatment of high triglycerides and high cholesterol.

    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
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
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    Last updated on:
    08 Feb 2019 | 03:43 PM (IST)
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    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

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)