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Reduce Cholesterol Level in People at Risk of Heart Diseases

Fenofibrate is a prescriptive drug. It helps reduce cholesterol level in people at risk of heart diseases. It can also treat high triglycerides in the blood.

Fenofibrate belongs to the fibric acid class. It works by breaking down fats in the body along with proper diet and exercise.

What are the uses of Fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate reduces high cholesterol levels in the following cholesterol problems:

  • High levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Low levels of good cholesterol
  • Very high levels triglycerides
  • Very high levels of bad cholesterol

Other lifestyle changes may help Fenofibrate work better. This includes:

  • Exercise
  • Stop smoking
  • Low fat diet
  • Low cholesterol diet

How does Fenofibrate works?

Fenofibrate works by increasing the enzyme in your blood that breaks down fats. At the same time it removes bad cholesterol in your body.

Cholesterol build up on arterial walls reduces the flow of blood and oxygen supply in the body. In return, increases your risk of having chest pain, stroke, heart disease and heart attack.

What is the dosage of Fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate’s dosage, how often you take the medication and drug form depend on:

  • Your medical history
  • Your age
  • Your health condition
  • Your reaction to the first dose
  • Condition being treated

For hypercholesterolemia in adults, the usual dosage is 145 mg once a day. While for patients with mild to moderate renal impairment, the recommended dose is 48 mg once a day.

How to take Fenofibrate?

  • Follow the directions on the label.
  • Take the medicine once a day.
  • Avoid switching between different forms of this medication. Fenofibrate comes in different forms and amount.
  • Swallow the medicine whole.
  • Take Fenofibrate 1 hour before or 4-6 hours after taking other medications.
  • For better results take the medicine regularly.
  • Avoid taking the drug longer than what is prescribed.
  • Check your blood pressure ofte

What are the precautions for Fenofibrate?

Inform your doctor before taking Fenofibrate if:

  • You are allergic to this medicine and any ingredients in the medicine.
  • You have liver, kidney or gall bladder disease.
  • You are pregnant or lactating mother.
  • You are taking other medications.

Costs of Fenofibrate at Rx 2 Go Pharmacy

The generic Fenofibrate and the branded Tricor differs in price. But both drugs contain the same active ingredients. Fenofibrate 160 mg costs $0.67 per unit price or $20.00 per 30 tabs. While the branded Tricor 145 mg costs $1.02 per unit price or $61.65 for 30 tablets.