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

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

GENERIC NAME: fenofibrate

BRAND NAME: Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Fenofibrate is a derivative of fibric acid that is used to treat lipid disorders. It is a prodrug, which means that it must be converted to another chemical (fenofibric acid) in the body before it can work.

Fenofibric acid increases the activity of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that breaks down triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood. It also affects production, transportation, and storage of triglycerides. Overall benefits of fenofibrate use include a 30%-60% decrease in total blood triglycerides, a modest increase in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, commonly known as "good" cholesterol), and a decrease in low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, commonly known as "bad" cholesterol) and total cholesterol.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.


Back to Medications Index

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors