Information about Fenofibrate

    Fenofibrate uses

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

    How fenofibrate works

    Fenofibrate stimulates the formation of enzymes for triglyceride metabolism, which in turn lowers the levels of triglyceride and cholesterol in the body.

    Common side effects of fenofibrate

    Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Vomiting, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Fenofibrate

    • ₹87 to ₹148
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹123 to ₹168
      USV Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹109 to ₹146
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹113
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹94
      Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹90 to ₹180
      Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹142
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹118
      Micro Labs Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹119
      Zydus Cadila
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹67
      Mitoch Pharma Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Fenofibrate

    • If you also take medicines such as cholestyramine or colestipol; make sure to take them at least 1 hour after or 4 hours before taking fenofibrate.
    • Consult your doctor, if you have diseases such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney or liver ailments.
    • Do not take fenofibrate, if you are allergic to it or to any other ingredient in the medicine (lactose).
    • Do not take finofibrate, if you are sensitive to sunlight.
    • Do not take the medicine, if you are suffering from severe liver, kidney or pancreatic ailments (gall bladder disease, biliary cirrhosis, pancreatitis); if you have muscular disorders, large amount of protein in urine, water retention in the body (nephrotic syndrome), decreased albumin in the blood (hypoalbuminaemia) or poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.
    • Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Fenofibrate


    Q. Is Fenofibrate the same as Lipitor?
    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. 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 fenofibrate with Lipitor, ibuprofen, niacin, Nyquil or crestor?
    Taking fenofibrate 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
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    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.).

    Content on this page was last updated on 25 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)