Fenofibrate helps in the reduction of triglycerides and cholesterol. When there are high levels of these types of fat in the body, there are high chances of increased risk of clogged arteries. Fenofibrate is used to treat high triglyceride and high cholesterol levels. When used with other medications it can also be used for other purposes that might be stated by a doctor. Dosage form applied to this drug might include an oral tablet or oral capsule. There are several side effects associated with Fenofibrate, which include nausea or vomiting, hives or skin rash, muscle pains and aches, or itching. One should not use Fenofibrate if they are allergic to it or have severe kidney disease, gallbladder disease, or liver disease.
Fenofibrate is a drug used in the treatment of high cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia. It reduces the harmful types of cholesterol (LDL and VLDL) and increases the healthy type of cholesterol (HDL). It belongs to a class of drugs known as fibrates, which are often used alongside statins in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Fenofibrate is used together with a doctor-approved diet and exercise program to reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and fats such as triglycerides in the blood. Fenofibrate also raises “good” (HDL) cholesterol in the blood.
Fenofibrate works by increasing the production of a particular enzyme that occurs naturally in the body to break down fats in the blood. Fenofibrate is in a class of medicines called fibrates.
By reducing bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol, Fenofibrate lowers the risk of other conditions such as the pancreas disease. Despite breaking fats in the blood, Fenofibrate may not reduce the possibility of heart attack or stroke.