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

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Fenofibrate products are available in multiple strengths and dosage forms. Fenofibrate formulations are not bioequivalent and are not interchangeable except for generic equivalents. Fenofibrate was approved by the FDA in February 1998.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS:

  • Oral capsules: 50 and 150 mg fenofibrate; 50 and 150 mg Lipofen
  • Oral tablets: 48, 54, 145, and 160 mg fenofibrate; 40 mg Fenoglide; 54 and 160 mg Lofibra; 48 and 145 mg Tricor; 50 and 160 mg Triglide
  • Micronized oral capsules: 30 and 90 mg Antara; 43, 67,130, 134, and 200 mg fenofibrate; 67, 134, and 200 mg Lofibra

STORAGE: Fenofibrate products should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: 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.

DOSING:

Hypertriglyceridemia

  • Antara: 43-130 mg orally once daily
  • Fenoglide: 40-120 mg orally once daily
  • Fibricor: 35-105 mg orally once daily
  • Lipofen: 50-150 mg orally once daily
  • Lofibra: 67-200 mg orally once daily
  • Tricor: 48-145 mg orally once daily
  • Triglide: 50-160 mg orally once daily
  • Triliprix: 45-135 mg orally once daily

Hypercholesterolemia or mixed hyperlipidemia

  • Antara: 130 mg orally once daily
  • Fenoglide: 120 mg orally once daily
  • Fibricor: 105 mg orally once daily
  • Lipofen: 150 mg orally once daily
  • Lofibra: 160 mg orally once daily
  • Tricor: 145 mg orally once daily
  • Triglide: 160 mg orally once daily
  • Trilipix: 135 mg orally once daily

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Bile acid sequestrants (colestipol [Colestid], cholestyramine [Questran, Questran Light]) may decrease the absorption of fibric acid and reduce their effectiveness.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014


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