- What is fenofibrate?
- What brand names are available for fenofibrate?
- Is fenofibrate available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for fenofibrate?
- Why is fenofibrate prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of fenofibrate?
- What is the dosage for fenofibrate?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with fenofibrate?
- Is fenofibrate safe to take during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about fenofibrate?
What is fenofibrate?Fenofibrate is a derivative of fibric acid that is used to treat lipid disorders.
What brand names are available for fenofibrate?
Is fenofibrate available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for fenofibrate?
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?
Less common side effects are:
- high blood pressure,
- upset stomach (dyspepsia),
- urinary tract infections,
- flu (influenza),
- muscle pain,
- kidney problems, and
- respiratory tract infections.
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