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Fenofibric Acid

Fenofibric Acid
Fenofibric acid is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It works by increasing the natural substance (enzyme) that breaks down fats in the blood. Fenofibric acid belongs to a group of drugs known as "fibrates." Lowering triglycerides in people with very high triglyceride blood levels may decrease the risk of pancreas disease (pancreatitis). However, fenofibric acid might not lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of fenofibric acid.In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.
CHEMICAL NAME
Fenofibric Acid
DRUG TYPE
High Blood Cholesterol

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Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.The manufacturer directs not to crush or chew the tablet before taking it. However, many similar drugs (immediate-release tablets) can be crushed or chewed. Follow your doctor's directions on how to take this medication.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.If you are also taking certain other drugs to lower your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), take fenofibric acid at least 1 hour before or at least 4 to 6 hours after taking these medications. These medications can bind to fenofibric acid, preventing your body from fully absorbing the drug.Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your cholesterol/triglycerides level will not lower faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol/triglycerides do not feel sick.It is very important to continue to follow your doctor's advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 2 months before you get the full benefit of this medication.

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