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Fenofibrate (Systemic)

Brand Names : Lofibra, Tricor, Lipidil Micro, Lipidil Supra

Fenofibrate | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Medicine

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Take the medication at the same time each day to maintain the medication's effect. Do not use more or less of it, and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered.

Follow carefully the special diet your doctor gave you . This is the most important part of controlling your condition and is necessary if the medicine is to work properly.

This medicine is usually taken once a day. This medicine works best if it is taken with a meal.

Dosing - The dose of fenofibrate will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of fenofibrate. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so:

  • For oral dosage form (capsules):
    • For hyperlipidemia (to lower triglycerides):
      • Adults - At first, 67 milligrams (mg) once a day with a meal. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
      • Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For hyperlipidemia (to lower triglycerides):
      • Adults - At first, 54 to 160 milligrams (mg) once daily. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
    • For hypercholesteremia (to lower cholesterol):
      • Adults - 160 milligrams (mg) once daily.

Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage - To store this medicine:

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

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