Fenofibrate: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Fenofibrate helps to reduce the cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, high levels of these fats can cause atherosclerosis (development of athero mass in the arteries).

Fenofibrate is mainly used to treat the high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

Information of fenofibrate:

It is not to be used if the patients have allergies. Or if the patient has liver diseases, gall bladder diseases, severe kidney diseases, and it should be avoided in the case of the breastfeeding, It can be used as the exactly how the doctor has prescribed, directions written on the prescription label should be followed by the patient. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also no longer than prescribed. Use fenofibrate regularly to get the enough results.

Dosage pattern of fenofibrate:

Adult dose

Hyperlipoproteinemia: (elevated LDL)

Tricor: 145mg to be taken orally once a day

Lofibra: 160mg to 200mg to be taken orally once a day with food

Antara: 130mg to be taken orally once in a day.

Triglide: 160mg to be taken orally once in a day

Lipofen: 150mg to be taken orally once in a day

Individualize dosage should be done, according to the patient response.

Hyperlipoproteinemia (Elevated LDL + VLDL):

Tricor: 145mg to be taken orally once a day

Lofibra: 160mg to 200mg to be taken orally once a day with food

Antara: 130mg to be taken orally once in a day.

Triglide: 160mg to be taken orally once in a day

Lipofen: 150mg to be taken orally once in a day

Individualize dosage should be done, according to the patient response.

Usual geriatric dose:

Ticor: 48mg to be taken orally once in a day, maximum recommended dose is 145mg in 24hrs

Lofibra: 54-67mg to be taken orally once in daily with food

Triglide: 50mg to be taken orally once in a day, individualize dose according to the patient response.

Fenofibrate side effects:

Severity: major

  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Skin rash
  • Dark urine
  • Trouble breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Yellow eyes

Severity: minor

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye irritation
  • Gas
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin
  • Loss of strength

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