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Generic Name: Fenofibrate (FENoh-fye-brate)
Brand names: Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, TriCor, and Triglide
Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

What is Lipofen?

Lipofen reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. These types of fats are linked to an increased risk of atherosclerosis.Lipofen can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lipofen

If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling on your face or in your throat, or a severe reaction to your skin (fever or sore throat, pain in the eyes, or skin irritation), or if your skin has rashes that are red or purple and cause blisters or peeling, seek emergency medical attention.In rare cases, lipofen may cause kidney failure. If you experience unexplained pain or tenderness or if your urine is dark in colour, you should call your doctor immediately.

Call your doctor immediately if you:

  • Sharp stomach pain spreading into your shoulder blade or back
  • Loss of appetite and stomach pain after eating;
  • Jaundice
  • Fever, chills, and weakness; sore throats, mouth sores, or unusual bleeding
  • Chest pain, sudden Cough or wheezing; rapid breathing; coughing blood
  • The swelling, warmth, or redness of an arm or a leg

Side effects of lipofen include:

  • Runny nose or sneezing
  • Abnormal laboratory tests

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Lipofen should not be taken if you suffer from liver diseases, gallbladder diseases, or severe kidney disease.Lipofen may cause muscle breakdown, leading to kidney failure. If you experience unexplained weakness, muscle tenderness, or pain, call your doctor immediately, especially if there is a fever, unusual fatigue, or dark urine.

Before you take this drug

Lipofen should not be taken if:

  • If you have severe kidney disease or are currently on dialysis,
  • Liver disease
  • Gallbladder disease

Do not breastfeed for 5 days after taking this medication.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Gallbladder Problems

Lipofen may cause muscle breakdown, leading to kidney failure. Women and older adults are more likely to suffer from this condition.This medicine is not known to harm an unborn child. Tell your doctor immediately if you plan to get pregnant.Lipofen should not be used by anyone under the age of 18.

How to take Lipofen?

Follow the directions in the guide or instructions that comes with the medication.Sometimes, your doctor will change the dose. Take the medicine exactly as directed.You should take some brands of fenofibrate with food to improve your body's ability to absorb the medicine. Some brands can be taken either with or without food. Please follow the instructions on your medication label.Do not open, crush, dissolve, or chew the capsule or tablet.You may require frequent medical tests. Tests can be used to determine whether Lipofen is working, even if you don't have any symptoms.Lipofen may be part of a comprehensive treatment programme that includes diet, exercise, and weight management, as well as other medications. You should closely monitor your diet, medications, and exercise regimens.Store away from moisture, heat, and light at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Lipofen is less effective if you avoid foods that are high in cholesterol or fat.Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can increase triglyceride and liver damage risks.

Interaction with other drug

Lipofen can be less effective if taken with certain medicines. Take this medicine one hour before or four to six hours after taking the other medication.

  • Cholestyramine;
  • Colesevelam;
  • Colestipol.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, including:

  • Other cholesterol-lowering medications
  • Colchicine;
  • A blood thinner, such as warfarin coumadin jantoven
  • Steroids, chemotherapy, drugs to treat cancer, or medicines that prevent rejection of organ transplants such as

This list is incomplete. Lipofen may be affected by other drugs, such as vitamins and herbs. This list does not include all possible drug interactions.




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