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Fenofibrate Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(fen oh FYE brate)

U.S. Brand Names

Antara®; Fenoglide®; Lipofen®; Lofibra®; TriCor®; Triglide®

Canadian Brand Names

Apo-Feno-Micro®; Apo-Fenofibrate®; Dom-Fenofibrate Micro; Feno-Micro-200; Fenomax; Lipidil EZ®; Lipidil Micro®; Lipidil Supra®; Mylan-Fenofibrate Micro; Novo-Fenofibrate; Novo-Fenofibrate-S; Nu-Fenofibrate; PHL-Fenofibrate Supra; PMS-Fenofibrate Micro; PRO-Feno-Super; ratio-Fenofibrate MC; Riva-Fenofibrate Micro; Sandoz-Fenofibrate S

Mexican Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Antilipemic Agent, Fibric Acid

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to fenofibrate or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Gallbladder disease, severe kidney disease, or liver disease.

• If you are breast-feeding.

How does it work?

• Fenofibrate decreases production of bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

How is it best taken?

• Antara™, Triglide™, TriCor®: Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

• Fenoglide™, Lofibra™, Lipofen™: Take this medicine with food.

• Triglide™: Do not take chipped or broken tablets.

• Follow diet plan and exercise program as recommended by healthcare provider.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Check blood work (cholesterol panel). Talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are taking a blood thinner, check blood work (prothrombin time/INR). Talk with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

• Protect from light.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 16:41:04.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:17:20.0

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