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fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Fenofibrate is a derivative of fibric acid that is used to treat

lipid

disorders.

What brand names are available for fenofibrate?Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix Is fenofibrate available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for fenofibrate?

Yes

Why is fenofibrate prescribed to patients?

Fenofibrate is used with dietary modifications for the treatment of lipid disorders. It helps reduce levels of LDL-C, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B, and increase HDL-C. It is prescribed to patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.

What are the side effects of fenofibrate?

Common adverse effects of fenofibrate are abnormal liver tests including AST and ALT, and headache.

Less common side effects are:

high blood pressure, dizziness, itching, nausea, upset stomach (dyspepsia), constipation, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, flu (influenza), muscle pain, kidney problems, and respiratory tract infections.

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